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The Meaning of Life

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LindsayP
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0 posted 06-12-2008 12:50 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


         The Meaning of life

It is just on three score years and ten
Since I took unto me a wife,
It certainly changed my attitude
As to the true meaning then of life.

Throughout my adolescent years
Fun always played the biggest part,
With sport and hobbies to the fore
As well as problems of the heart.

But slowly as one older grows,
One’s values start to change,
You realize what matters most
Are many things no longer strange.

Good health must surely top the score
With happiness close in second place,
A spouse to share your life what’s more
And all your problems help erase.

We are so lucky in this great land
Where we live a life that’s free,
One can’t but start to understand
The tragic life of the refugee.

We’re much too complacent with our lives
And take far too much for granted,
If refugees could share just some small part
They would think their life enchanted.

If they could all in freedom live
Away from starvation, tyranny and strife,
I’m sure like us they’d all understand
The true meaning of free life.
                              
Lindsay P Wilson                                                    

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Earth Angel
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1 posted 06-12-2008 01:18 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dear Lindsay, you are a man who speaks from a grateful heart ~ and quite eloquently, I might add!

"We’re much too complacent with our lives
And take far too much for granted,"

Alas, that often be true.

With love to you and your wonderful wife of so many years.

Linda
Robert E. Jordan
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2 posted 06-12-2008 08:44 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo LindsayP,

Your wisdom is right on the mark, and your words are very true.  This excellent poem is well thought out and put together.

Bobby
Margherita
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3 posted 06-12-2008 08:53 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
We’re much too complacent with our lives
And take far too much for granted,
If refugees could share just some small part
They would think their life enchanted.



Dear Lindsay, you have a beautiful heart and your profound poem shows this in a touching way. There is truth and wisdom in your words.

Thank you for this!

Love,
Margherita
Marchmadness
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4 posted 06-12-2008 12:22 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

You are a wise man, Lindsay.
                       Ida
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Wisdom Filled Write!



ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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6 posted 06-12-2008 09:17 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


To my great PIP friends, Linda, Bobby,

Margherita, Ida and Michael, many many

thanks to you wonderful people for your

much appreciated response, God Bless you

all. Take care my friends.

Lindsay
Alison
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7 posted 06-13-2008 02:18 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lindsay,

You write words of truth that read like stories.  I love your style, my friend.

A

Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Lindsay, you really said right here. Powerful and thoughtful write. Prasad
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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9 posted 06-13-2008 09:38 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Hi Lindsay... this is truly beautiful!! It was so nice to chat with you on the phone the other week... I will send you an email as you said and look forward to our next chat.. love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

leoni_v
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Lovely poem! I often think of this as well, living a blessed life while others suffer so.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
LindsayP
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11 posted 06-15-2008 10:04 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


To my very good friends, Alison, Prasad,

Roniece and Leoni, it always give me a buzz

when I see that you kind people have taken

the time to respond. that is so much

appreciated, God Bless you all and thanks.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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12 posted 12-05-2010 06:36 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I agree that we shoud never take life for granted and to be grateful for what we have.
 
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