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Thoughts About Life

How we lived our lives will define its quality
if it is a gift to be celebrated
or the shame of ignorance in quantity,
a mistake which needs to be corrected

The diversity in opinions isn't a reason
to bear the bitter fruits of enmity.
If we can all choose to be kind and tolerant,
we can witness beauty in variety.

A humble fool who is willing to learn
is more valuable than an arrogant wise man
for he seeks the way for improvement
while the other's pride makes him a poor friend

When the young can respect the elders
and the old showers youths with love
the caring hearts will reveal no strangers
and harmony will increase life's worth

If leaders can resist their own greed
and keep the promises they have made
they'll be so much greater indeed,
no longer be the subjects many hate.

Eventually, we all need each other
to paint this journey in vibrant colours

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A write we can all empathise with
I like the occasional rhyme, and the rhythm is smooth

One nit - you have the apostrophe in 'isn't' in the wrong place
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

for the visit and the correction. Don't know how I missed that one.

Alid

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khalid. I like how you've displayed the good values without being preachy.

PS. There's a "will" , verse 1 calling for an "l"

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erm. any comments about the ending or how I can improve it?

Alid

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this seems to me like someone writing his first poems.. very passionate

long time never talk with you. How's life been for you? I hope you and your loved ones are fine.

Alid

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Very good. The occasional rhyme and near rhyme work well in holding this together. One thing I'd suggest, try ending this with a rhyming couplet instead of an unrhyming one. Then use whichever you think best......stan

Done the edits. What do you think?

Alid

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to rhyme
but the verses are a tad short compared to the rest of the write, and I am left 'saying 'well that was an abrupt end'
perhaps you could say it with more words
(lol GB Shaw will be turning in his grave)
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

any suggestions?

Alid

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any suggestions?

Alid

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'In the end we need each other' - find a longer word for maybe 'end' or 'need', or maybe add an 'all' after 'we' -

'to make life in this world better - find a word to describe 'life' or 'world', or find longer words to replace one or both of your nouns

you need to bring them up to tetrameter, if not pentameter, at the moment they are trimeter
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

what do you think about the most recent edits?

Alid

author comment

much better Alid
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

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