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Leonard Sims

(Philippines)

A World Of Beauty And Joy


The world has so much beauty and joy to offer
I cannot imagine how to enjoy them all
A place full of people, charming faces, great minds
To share friendships and relationships
Life is short; I will not meet them all.
The world has all the arts to give infinite delight
Countless creatures crawl and fly and roam the earth
Just as plants and flowers and leaves
In all sizes and colors and shapes
To decorate the planet, to vanish my loneliness
Life is short; I will not see and appreciate all these.
The world is an endless scenery of wonderful places
Cities and villages, farms and wilderness
Oh, a lifetime is too brief to visit each one.
Yes, so much beauty and joy lie before me now
To sustain my respect for life, make it a heavenly one.
Yet, even the memories of my childhood love for nature
Even the memories of my childhood thrills and joys
Are enough to hold my faith in life
And keep me in love all through life.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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