This Life – A Poem of Reflection

This Life

Given to us as a gift
To use as we choose.
Some use it wisely
Others wander; stay confused.
Many focus on gaining riches
And success by the world’s definition
Big houses, fine cars, titles,
Awards and recognition.
What I know to be true
Witnessing the death of a close friend.
She longed for peace in her final days
Not the world’s wins.
So a lesson for us all
Is to focus on the now.
Love and live your life with purpose
Let the earthly possessions take a bow.
 ©-Barbara McAllister

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