Dave Dafes

Anthem Of Life - Poem by Dave Dafes

Anthem Of Life

1. Say it not in grieving breath,
That life is but an awful chase,
For the life that slumbers is ruined,
And nothing is real 'xcept we made it so,

2. Life is sweet! Its toil is worth the tussle!
The grave is not its end,
We are dust but not our souls,
A divine spark within our bosom burns,

3. Not to labor, nor to enjoy,
Was not our destined task
But to act the script of Him who made us,
And spread his fragrance on this sphere,

4. In the world's large field of battle,
In this transit camp of life,
Be not like a driven steed of burden
But a champion of your every struggle,

5. Put no trust in the unknown morrow,
For you know not what it brings,
Act fast while the day still linger
And, fill your days with glee.

6. Our heroes' tales a witness to us,
We can make our lives sublime,
When we quit life's giant stage,
History's lips our legend tell,

7. Lore that will the morrow inspire,
Set aflame the fainting souls of dreary pilgrims,
Sailing thru' life's stormy coast expired,
May find strength to brace life's every grim,

8. Let us therefore with heads up high,
Even while, life's sour wine we're fed,
When we do, we birth new strength for tomorrow,
That will aid another in his quest,

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Topic(s) of this poem: courage, philosophical , strength

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  • Rajnish Manga (9/20/2016 10:37:00 PM)

    Lovely poem devoted to living with a purpose, living in the present and making best use of time at your disposal to 'Act fast while the day still linger'. Thanks. Enjoyed reading it.
    Not to labor, nor to enjoy,
    But to act the script of Him who made us
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 11, 2017

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