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After the Circle of Life -- Then What?: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.


Life is a lively process of becoming.

-- Douglas McArthur

So we get to be born out of a love and then we grow

to become socially acceptable and so one of many

and we learn skills of living either fast or slow

to secure a respected social status, in any,

Then what?

Well then we procreate as all living creatures do

why nature made it so pleasant, don't even ask

while attaching nothing similar to any other cue

as if the most important and a mandatory task.

Then what?

Now we know pretty much our roles and skills

somehow believing that's what life is all about

seeing hardships and rewarded by few thrills

we love and we hate, believe and we doubt.

But then, what?

Is that all, but really all that made us worth existing

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

after all devotion, commitment and persisting

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

Then what?

The circle of life completed, or was it really a goal

or all has been just to tease for an inner growth

a series of eye-openers to enlighten our soul

to have a life and wisdom, and enjoy both.

© 2022 Val Karas