Joseph Anderson

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A Maxim For Living


It matters little what you gather,
On life's pathway, day by day;
It's the seeds you sow or scatter
That will flourish, on your way.

If you sow with love and kindness
Daily, in the deeds you do;
Compassion is not known for blindness,
Good things will return to you.

Take your greed and hate and envy,
Park them on life's pathway gate.
Down the road I'm sure you will see
All the good things that await.

Fulfill your life with work you love,
Take a little time for play;
Seek some comfort from above,
Live your life, just day by day.

If your life becomes unnerving,
Seemingly in disarray,
Lighten up your load by serving.
Far, far better is that way.

Submitted: Saturday, February 05, 2011

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/31/2012 6:48:00 AM)

    Just found this one Joseph, it's a wonderful write, very wise and philosophical. Love it, just great, and so well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/29/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    Indeed a beautiful recipe for hapiness in life!
    Fulfill your life with work you love, /Take a little time for play;
    Seek some comfort from above/, Live your life, just day by day./

    This sums up every thing! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (8/18/2012 9:02:00 PM)

    True wisdom is always conveyed in straight forward language that allows its truth to resonate, as has ably and eloquently been accomplished here. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (5/29/2012 2:53:00 PM)

    Great advice Joseph. And if everyone would adhere, it'd make the world a much better, and safer, place to live. Thanks for the reminder 10 (Report) Reply

  • Eman Obied (2/17/2011 2:41:00 AM)

    wow! ! ! I would read this everyday if I had to, reminds people how to really enjoy being alive
    :)
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  • Juan Olivarez (2/9/2011 6:22:00 PM)

    Very good advice to heed, the poem is an excellent example of the Golden Rule put into the vernacular so people will have to understand it. As always a great job Joe. (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (2/7/2011 2:07:00 PM)

    This poem is filled with wise and good advise. Joe the rhyming in all your poetry is excellent. keep up the good work, because reading this makes me think. Thanks for the invitre a 10. Lynn (Report) Reply

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