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Journey of Life Part 2 of 3

Updated on December 13, 2011

Determination

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The time has come for us to change

Where life of lapse and lax must end

Make way for duty, responsibilities and obligation


Toddlers were not

Nor are we excused to be acting the lot

Give ourselves a chance to become what we want


For how can we earn respect if we are not respectable

For how can we earn trust if we are untrustworthy

For how can we earn love if we are unlovable


Born in the image of god

Given free will, the greatest gift the freedom of choice

The ability to reach as the heavens above


But be aware of the temptations that lure

The consequences of aspiration

Less we trap ourselves by our own web of deception


Pride and ambition

A bane right from its inception

An evil thing that lead to suffering by our own action


We are the future of this world

The hope and promise of this nation

Happiness and contentment is what we are after


We reach for now with God’s good grace

A dream not impossible to achieve

For we are the greatest creation


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    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @frogyfish - That stanza is my personal belief in life. Thanks for dropping by.

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      frogyfish 

      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thought I had picked your third 'stanza' as my favorite just as I read it, then had to add several more. You have beautifully unique expressive qualities in truth!

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @alocsin - We all encounter that in our live at one point or another. What is important is that we come out of it with values that would make us better. I am guilty that certain time in my life I blame my parents now I know what they only want is what is good for me.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I think a lot of the time people succumb to the forces around them and then blame others for their misfortune. Your poem reminds us that we have the power within to make a difference. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      jeyaramd 

      7 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Awesome hub. This hub is the essence of life. I enjoy coming back to this hub from time to time. The meaning of life is understanding and appreciating our creation. We should seek to look for qualities within ourselves that we ask of others. Great poem.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @jeyaramd - Yup. I agree. If you want change you should start with yourself only then can you influence others. Thanks and I am very happy that you like it.

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      jeyaramd 

      7 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      I know its a cliche, but I can't help myself, "Be the change you wish to see in this world". It embodies great teachings. However, I admit that its easier said that done. I admire the fact that you have touched on this quality in your writing. Great choice of words. It flows so beautifully. Thanks for one more feather in the cap. Great job.

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      gjfalcone 

      8 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Akin to threading a needle with distorted vision?

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