Bernard F. Asuncion

Gold Star - 119,790 Points (July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

What Does It Take To Be? - Poem by Bernard F. Asuncion

It takes life to live life,
Fresh air to breathe;
Sunlight to have energy,
And a power to create.

It takes war to win freedom,
Courage to be a hero;
Pain to be a poet,
And two to tango.

It takes humility to say sorry,
Forgiveness to forget;
Meekness to make apology,
And mistake to show regret.

It takes a long hard road
To go the extra mile;
And a cheerful moment,
To make someone smile.

It takes smile to stay young,
Speed to beat the clock;
So much love to have time,
And shepherd to feed the flock.

It takes prayer to realize a dream,
To be perfect, more practice;
Self-discipline to improve,
And time to gain success.

It takes work to prove faith,
Truth to set man free;
Proof to accept the truth,
And heart to be holy.

It takes trial to be strong,
Faith to move mountain;
Blood for man to be redeemed,
And hope to reside in heaven.

Endless things so it seems,
For everyone to learn and see;
In a perfect world of glory,
What does it take to be?

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, November 25, 2016


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