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It’s a well-known way to view life
As a ‘Path’ we all must take
The Path can be rough or smooth
Depending on the choices we make
Time is precious… Do not waste it.
Love is the most important possession…
Life is just a testing time
While we are here on Earth
The pain and grief, the obstacles
Are all to try our worth
“Why did you come here?” I asked the daisy
As I lay on the grass feeling dreamy and lazy
The answer just appeared in my mind
“I came to add to the beauty you’d find.”
Were does the joy in a child come from,
so free and full at play?
The giggles, the smiles
the little squeals of joy
Since time flies by terribly fast,
take a moment, to recall your past.
When you were young and really free,
is this the way you would rather be?