Thursday, December 04, 2008

Poem: Meaning

Some people say

Life would have no meaning

If we lived forever;
Others among us say

Life would have meaning
If we did.

The meaning of life
Is like the rings running circles

'Round a tree trunk.
If you remember back

On your last trip
To the natural history museum,

The best tree sections
Have pins on their rings:

Mayflower arrives in America;

Declaration of Independence;

Civil War ends;
Man walks on the moon.

Wouldn't it be something
To not konk out

And see rings tagged
Race wars end;

Israel and Palestine merge;
Poverty eliminated;

The return of Jesus;

And alien diplomats arrive?

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