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Beyond Reason into The Meaning of Life: A Poem

Updated on October 14, 2012
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“What is done out of love takes place beyond good and evil.” - Nietzsche


What is the meaning in all these?

.

The laborer toiling away in someone else’s fields

from dawn till dusk for a measly sum.

The fisherman setting out to sea

only to bring back a meager harvest.

The office clerk stooped behind a desk

hard-pressed to meet the daily deadline.

.

The market vendor haggling with customers

to sell goods just a few coins more to overprice.

The carpenter shaping wood and concrete

to form what needs to make part of a house.

The driver transporting someone else’s children

safely to and from their school.

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They’re all the same,

in that they do,

what needs to be done.

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But different perhaps

in why they do

what needs to be done.

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Is it to earn to fill one’s belly?

Is it to get the praise

that only later turns to shame

from the shifting sentiments of men?

.

Is it to do evil for evil’s sake?

Is it to do goodness for goodness’ sake?

Is it to fill the common good,

to present one’s part of the masterpiece,

a symphony out of tune if missing one infinitesimal tone?

.

Perhaps one must ask:

not the what but the why of things

the why which makes one happy

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Amidst confusion,

Seek beyond reason:

Joy, love and truth---

the reasons for doing

which are beyond reason to understand.


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You may also find related ideas from: Remembering Joy, Love and Peace

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    • Quirinus profile imageAUTHOR

      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      6 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Thanks for dropping by, Dreamsinger, and for the inspiration and observation! I don’t know why the page is repeating the hub even after posting just a single copy. Could it be that the hub was too short? Have tried re-posting several times upon original publication, but will see if doing that again this time will work. I decided not to delete your comment so that others who may have encountered the same experience may share their comments as well.

      Thanks for honoring the hub, skye2day! Looking forward to visiting your Holy Spirit hubs soon. God speed His blessings along to you and your kin too.

      Wishing you all the Best,

      Quirinus

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      skye2day 

      6 years ago

      quirinus Beautiful and thought provoking poem I love it.

      Thank you for the share from your heart brother. God sits on the throne. In Christ my joy is complete. Many Blessings quirinus. Keep going. Your sister in Christ Jesus.

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      Erin Bradley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Quirinus - great poem - you can remove this comment after you have read it, just wondered if you meant to publish this as it has been repeated twice or have you done this on purpose - whatever love it anyway!

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