Saturday, May 3, 2008

Do Not Take Yourself Too Seriously

Do not take yourself too seriously that's my advice to you
And always to your higher self you ought to remain true
And never steal from poor people that is an awful crime
And if you wish to be a poet never dabble in doggerel rhyme.

Free advice from a poetaster who happens to be me
And this I say not out of sense of a false humility
In the history of humanity I feel like a tiny grain of sand
And like many my own self I struggle to understand.

Do not take yourself too seriuosly as some of the naive do
And do not crave recognition and feel it is your due
That others should look up to you and in your success take pride
In the big picture you are small and the World is big and wide.

Do not take yourself too seriously and enjoy life if you can
For the clock on our lives ticks and ticks and short is our time span
Give credit where credit is due and a fair go to none deny
And though perfection we cannot achieve for it we ought to try.
Francis Duggan

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