What is Life

This poem underscores people’s attitude towards each other when it’s down to going through a lifetime. There’s the temptation to think we are here to stay, but that’s certainly not the case. If we just bear in mind that if we are lucky we will only go through a seventy-year timeline according to The Holy Bible, we would look out for each other to ensure that we all have a grand time on earth. 

What’s Life?


Seventy years is span of man


That’s three scores and ten


Walking three quarters on his hands


Grandsire sits by the fans


 


Craving troops ignore no stones


Lame tangled in their wake


Forgetting all springs from the zones


Command to break those bones


 


Fruits of labour encaged in banks


Keys to wisdom’s treasure


Death came knocking all at once


Heirloom passed by the ranks


 


Purse strings tethered to the chest


Neighbours perish aloud


Life’s pleasantries will never set


Treasures not withstand the test


 


Knowing future is clandestine


Guessing game soars high


Today in a fool’s paradise


Tomorrow to join a line


 


Death’s open door for every man


Lest anyone should prance


There’s good wonder what’s beyond


Savouring youthful élan


What is Life

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