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The Essence of Life -a Poem

Updated on October 12, 2019
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Shauna began writing poetry in 1975 as an emotional release. She has since been published in various compilations and has expanded genres.

Sunset in Florida
Sunset in Florida | Source
Trees in my front yard
Trees in my front yard | Source

This is yet another poem I wrote in the 80's. That seems to have been my discovery years when I was the most creative. Today, in 2012, I'm pleased to say I still believe everything this poem is about.


The Essence of Life


The Moon

The Stars

The Sun

The trees

The earth…


Life.


That’s what’s

Real…


The Beauty

Of

Life…


The Meaning

Of

Life…


The Essence

Of

Life.


Love.




Shauna L Bowling


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm so glad you stopped by my corner, lyricwriter. Your comment moves me, as does all Mother Nature has to offer! Thank you so much!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Beautiful poem bravewarrior. The earth is very giving to us all. Her mountains, sky, air, rivers, and trees give us all we need. You hit this one on the head. Just an awesome poem with deep emotion and meaning. Best wishes.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      hehehehhe, thank you! :) LOL

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      :-) (Just in case you didn't see it). Tee hee!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hehe, I feel the same way, I really do. Yes I do that smile :) You are welcome, and the feeling is mutual!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I have a feeling we're going to share many laughs, Josh. I'm smiling right now, can you see it? Thanx for finding me. I love positive people who laugh every day!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      heheheeh lol , I knew it, just knew it!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Yeah, I'm kinda psychic like that, Josh! Ha ha.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ok sounds good, thanks Shauna, my name is Josh hehehehe, if you didn't figuree that one out! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Absolutely! My name is Shauna. Thank you for wanting to see who resides inside Bravewarrior!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are very welcome:) You deserved it!

      And yes shared :) lol

      Can I get your real name, if you don't mind?

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm honored, Josh! Sharing??? Whoo hoo! It doesn't get any betternat!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Just like Billy said, awesome ending to your poem! I loved it, brilliant :)

      Without love where would we be?

      Very concise, but yet also very insightful!

      voted up and a few more, and sharing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      lovedoctor926 and jhamann, thanx for stopping by. Your words mean a great deal and encourage me to post more of my over 100 poems! More yet to come.....

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      7 years ago from Reno NV

      Great message. Thank you. Jamie

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      lovedoctor926 

      7 years ago

      Very beautiful. nice hub

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, my friend! You mean it's my turn to stun you??? I'm honored! Coming from a poet such as yourself, that means the world to me.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      So much spoken.. so effortlessly...

      I am pleasantly.. stunned!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for your warm comments Annie and Snowdrops. Nature is very inspiring for me. I lift my spirit to its warmth and beauty.

      Thanx for the share, Annie!

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      snowdrops 

      7 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Very beautiful bravewarrior. Very inspiring.

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      Annie Fenn 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I believe every word, yes this is the essence of life.

      Votes and sharing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you shining. I wanted to post something new, but I have so much material! Thanx for your support.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Short but full of inspiration and meaning. Great message about our perspective and what matters.

      Boting up

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      P.S. 6:17 EST on Sunday.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      My friend, you have no idea how it pleases me to have you as my first to comment! I've been working hard this weekend. I had 5 500 word articles to write, plus 3 re-writes to do. I also had the goal of posting two pieces to HP, my beloved home. I'm pleased to say, it is 6:17 EST and I've accomplished my goals! Plus did laundry!

      I'm getting into my rythym my friend. I discovered what was missing was my music and I took my assignments too seriously. I turned on my my music, let my personality back thru and I'm on fire!

      I owe it all to you, Bill. I had the dream, but you gave me the drive.

      God Bless you. BTW, where can I buy your book?

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's pretty hard to argue with this conclusion. Love...period! Everything else is window-dressing.

      Great hub my friend, an oldie but a goodie, from a very special person who understands all about the essence of life.

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