The Meaning Of Life In A Poem

A blog for me is more than just a means to make money, it is also a way of expressing myself. One of the ways that I may choose to do this is through poetry. Don’t get me wrong as I am not a poet in any manner of shape and form, but I do like to dabble in it every now and again.

I don’t write many poems and I reckon the reason for that is because I need to be inspired and that doesn’t happen all that often. When it does happen though the words seem to flow fairly easily and I am usually fairly pleased with the results. This is one of those times.

I call this one.

The Awakening

English: Pleiades Star Cluster
English: Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I lie on the ground
Gazing at the myriad of stars
Thinking how insignificant I am
What am I, but a mote in the universe?

I leave no mark on this world
Like the ripples of a pebble
Falling in a calm lake
I am born, and then I die
Leaving not a trace

From dust to dust
The finality of life
Would be eternal
Were it not for the memories
Memories of loved ones left behind

Awakening, as realization dawns
Mine is not what I do for myself
But what I can do for others
The Lord is my Shepard
I shall not want
His Word more than food
Filling the void within me

As I lie on the ground
Gazing at the myriad of stars
I wonder at the Glory of God
Who counts me among His children
My life, a void fulfilled
When I am a beacon
That shows others the way

 

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  1. Twitter:
    Nice poem, Sire, but being American, I have to ask you what a “mote” is. I tried looking it up, and there’s nothing showing. I used to write poetry, then song lyrics, but those days have passed me by.

    Mitchs Last blog post..Blog Action Day Tomorrow

  2. I suppose you could consider it as a speck. It appears in the Bible in Luke 6 41-42

    41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

    I also remember reading a book by Larry Niven called The Mote In God’s Eye, so you see Mitch it’s got nothing to do with me being an Aussie.


    1. Twitter:
      Well, it may not have anything to do with you being Aussie, but that passage does nothing to tell me what the word means still.

      Mitchs Last blog post..What Will You Do To Get More Traffic?

      1. I see it as being a minute particle, like a speck of dust or something. In relation to the poem I would be an insignificant particle that resides in the universe.


        1. Twitter:
          Okay, that makes more sense to me now, as I just couldn’t even begin to conceive of anything before; man, my mind isn’t with me.

          By the way, seems it’s only this blog, thus far, where my avatar isn’t showing up.

          Mitchs Last blog post..What Will You Do To Get More Traffic?

          1. Could be because I’m not using the Gravatar plugin. I’m actually using the SexWho plugin which I prefer. if I was using the other you would be seeing two gravatars.


          2. Twitter:
            That must be it. Heck, I haven’t paid attention, but I hadn’t realized before now that my avatar wasn’t showing; isn’t that something.

            Mitchs Last blog post..Solving Rubik’s Cube

          3. No worries Mitch, I always make allowances for those who stay up long hours. :wink_ee:

  3. This production serves to make the readers think a bit because you have transferred information to them through a method that is not commonly used. It takes a moment for one to switch into poem-reading mode, but after this is done, one is ready to take on even more information in a different way.

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  4. For me poetry is just another way to express myself. Usually I do it via rhymes as I find this a whole lot easier but I do occasionally use verse.

  5. According to a statistics, there are 430 million English speaking internet users. Are they enough to answer the biggest question? What would happen if all of them visited this website and wrote a sentence? Would we find the ultimate answer? I don’t think so, but who knows…

    Our only goal is to collect as many of these sentences as possible.

    What about you? Have you ever thought about the reason of life? Do you have a minute to do that now?

    We just need a sentence! It can be funny or serious, happy or sad, philosophical or casual. It can be your own thought or a quote from your favourite writer or just from the grocer around the corner.

    It has to meet just one requirement! It should be one of the endless possible answers to the question:

    WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

    http://www.imeanlife.com

    imeanlife´s Last blog post..live it to the fullest

  6. The meaning of life would be different depending on the person and their current situation. For a mother it could be nurturing her children, a father to look after his family. But this could well be an oversimplification and I am sure that others could make it as complicated as all hell.

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