Homework WE 17/2/20 - The Meaning of Life

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Homework WE 17/2/20 - The Meaning of Life

Post by Shelley » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:40 pm

Terry is on holidays, far from the madding crowd and internet - but was able to get his homework through to me with a request to post it on his behalf. Lucky chap!!

So here's Terry's thought-provoking homework poem using the current prompts:


Where the tall trees bend to greet you as the gentle breezes blow,
with a poetry of sound that echoes sweetly down below.
You may wonder at such moments then, at what you have achieved?
Has your life in truth been wasted, not the outcome you believed?

Then perhaps you’ll pause to ponder at the meaning of your life,
Has it passed its highest point yet; are you free of sins and strife?
Do you really know yourself, with all those foibles that you hide,
has your immortality shown rules, by which all must abide?

Life is precious, like the Sky, a tree, and man with all his fears,
vulnerable, prone to make mistakes, that likely ends in tears.

© T.E. Piggott
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Re: Homework WE 17/2/20 - The Meaning of Life

Post by Neville Briggs » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:52 pm

Good to hear from you Terry Interesting use of suggested lines. Don't you have a beautiful family , that is a great achievement . I am convinced that the meaning of life is relationships. Nothing gained there is wasted I reckon.

p.s. Shelley, I prefer the incorrect quote, "far from the maddening crowd" makes more sense to me :lol: :lol:
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Re: Homework WE 17/2/20 - The Meaning of Life

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:24 pm

How lovely this is - quite inspiring and a terrific use made of the prompts Terry - well done :D
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Re: Homework WE 17/2/20 - The Meaning of Life

Post by Catherine Lee » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:39 pm

Beautiful, Terry...this was where my own mind was going with the prompts too, until for some reason I hit another one of my dreaded walls! How often we ponder life and all we've achieved and all our mistakes - you have captured this fact so well, and I especially love those first two lines.

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