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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Life Is Short

Live the life you love
Love the life you live
For it is very short
And can never be bought

Life can be good
Or it can be bad
You've gotten many things
You wish you never had

A really nice house
Even a very fine car
Those fancy things in life
Won't get you very far

Life is for enjoyment
Live yours to the fullest
For it is very short
And can never be bought

Striving for big riches
Maybe a waste of time
Make the best of what you have
While you're still in your prime

You've gotten many things
You wish you never had
Life is made for living
Whether it's happy or sad

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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  • Sj Holland (8/8/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    I like the last stanza that says though our lives may not have turned out like we wanted, we still should live life. And I say it's never too late to bring something of what we've always wanted into our lives, in some form or fashion. I like the short lines of this verse too.

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  • Unwritten Soul (7/18/2013 9:42:00 PM)

    I love the positive messages you birth in your poem everywhere..they shining like stars..this one too! ! _Soul

  • Heather Wilkins (7/17/2013 8:44:00 PM)

    this is an excellent poem on the important things in life. Life is made for living so true. I enjoyed the read.

  • Adeline Foster (7/12/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    Interesting thoughts on the brevity of life. Read mine - Bloom of Youth -
    Adeline

  • Vijay Sai R (6/26/2013 5:52:00 AM)

    very good poem on life

  • Bobby Wynn (6/13/2013 10:08:00 AM)

    You have great talent, thanks for stopping by and check out Cluck, Cluck.

  • Neela Nath (6/6/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    A wise thought.More and more, this demand makes us unhappy.Hankering after the riches, the desired things we try to touch the sky.This leads us to despondency.Really, we should live our life whatever it it is, at first.

  • Louis Rams (6/5/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    enjoy this moment for it will be gone, and regrets will linger on.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/26/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    We have one chance to live. Just live it. Thanks for the poem.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/26/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    The very first para' is highly captivating and as one moves along the poem speaks of great philosophy in simple terms! The culmination is the crown ! LOVELY, Patricia!

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