Mitta Xinindlu

Freshman - 626 Points (South Africa)

Life Taught Me - Poem by Mitta Xinindlu

Life taught me
to be thankful for my trials
to be grateful for pain
to embrace my tears
to laugh at my sorrow

Life taught me
that trials bring victory
that pain adds strength
that tears produce healing
that sorrow promotes wisdom

Life taught me
to walk miles in my own shoes
to enjoy what I have
to be satisfied with what I've been given
to take care of the present moment

Life taught me
that other people's shoes will never fit
that I might lose what I have in a moment
that wanting more is greed
that moments die so abruptly

Life taught me
to appreciate nature
to pray more often
to show love to my family
to treasure my own life

Life taught me
that nature is pregnant with metaphors
that prayer is a path to the Living
that family was birthed to suit my needs
that my life is for only a short breath

Life taught me
to appreciate endings
to embrace good-byes
to accept death
to await the foretold judgement day

Life taught me
that endings lead to new beginnings
that good-byes lead to new hellos
that in death there is life
that judgement day is the perfect end.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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