The Essence of Existence

Personal (Hope)

My time here is short;
the world will carry on
long after I am no more.


But I have the opportunity
to make sure my life
has lasting purpose.


To write something
that will give hope
to future generations.


There are no promises
that these words
will last forever.


But I'm thankful
for these spare moments
with the page.


How can I begin to capture
the essence of existence
in a few stanzas?


The meaning of life
evades me today,
but I've years to define it.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "O Me! O Life!" by Walt Whitman

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