David Paradine


A Life Well Spent - Poem by David Paradine

How do you measure a life well spent
What is the gauge to be used
How do you determine if a life had meaning
What actions do you choose

How do you know if a life had purpose
What standard is to be applied
How do you judge those distinct moments
What wisdom is your guide

How do you know if you've lived the good life
What conditions must be met
How do you know and how do you tell
What will be the test

Some will say these questions are moot
Debatable, controversial, unresolved
Others will say they go to life's root
Questions that are asked by us all

How do you know or is it just a waste of time
To ponder these questions or even try
How do you know and is it really important
To answer these questions and why

Topic(s) of this poem: life, questions, sea, sky

Form: Verse


Comments about A Life Well Spent by David Paradine

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (12/22/2015 4:34:00 AM)


    How do you know or is it just a waste of time
    To ponder these questions or even try
    How do you know and is it really important
    To answer these questions and why

    Yes it is very important to think like this and ask always what is the purpose of my doing? ?
    whole life is a search after fulfillment. you have done it well here in this poem. thank you dear poet. tony
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    David Paradine (12/29/2015 2:03:00 PM)

    Thank you.....yes an ongoing search, , , , with always the question...How do you know?

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  • Kera Ann (11/30/2015 8:02:00 PM)


    I got chills when reading this... Please continue to keep writing. (Report) Reply

    David Paradine (11/30/2015 11:48:00 PM)

    Thank you...tried to make it real

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/30/2015 6:13:00 PM)


    Very amazing poem on life shared definitely. Yes wisdom is the real guide in life. Interesting poem shared.10 (Report) Reply

    David Paradine (11/30/2015 6:53:00 PM)

    Thank you...tried to make it real..but also interesting

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 6, 2015


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