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When the light from a lighthouse shines for all: an inspirational poem
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
This luminous beacon, in frantic search
Of the Pearl of Purpose in the darkest waters
Its light, it oft fails to converge
On point of focus, sadly falters
It falters, its glow ever diminishing,
Focused narrowly on its own needs;
The shining light, ineffectual, finishing,
Targets not when boatmen plead
Localizing, the lighthouse proceeds
Only with the pearl in mind
Not using the energy of its glow
To help the searching boatmen find
Place in this world - Michael W Smith
At times, it may brighten its shine
To help poor boatmen search for their goals;
It selfishly requires a deposit, a dime
Before it tells what it knows
With expectations of return
It beams flicker, it fails in its quest
When for boatmen, it is not concerned
Itself will not be blessed
When finally the beacon shines
For the rest of the world to see
The Pearl of Purpose it finally finds
And to the heart of its soul, the key.
Copyright (C) Michelle Liew Tsui-Lin
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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