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After the Cycle of Life,Then What?: A Poem

Updated on August 11, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

So we get born and then we grow

to be socially acceptable and one of many

and we learn skills of living either fast or slow

to secure a respected status, if any.

Then what?

Then we procreate as all living creatures do

and nature made it very pleasant for us

attaching nothing similar to any other cue

as if it's the most important and mandatory task.

But then what?

Now we know pretty much our roles and skills

somehow believing that's what life is all about

encountering hardships and rewarded by some thrills

we love and we hate, we believe and we doubt.

Then what?

Is that all, really all that makes us worth existing

for there we grow old, like a punchline for a bad joke

after all devotion, commitment, and persisting

comes the time for it to go all up in smoke.

Then what?

The cycle of life completed, or was it really The Goal

or maybe just a tease for an inner growth

a series of eye openers to enlighten our soul

so that we have a life and wisdom while enjoying both.


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