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Living or Existing

JaQuiondia Banks 1990 (MILWAUKEE, WI)

Living or Existing
Are you living or are you existing?
Have you identified life’s purpose for living?
I can say for me, I am living
Despite the hurdles I must jump, to make it pass the finish line
My experience was not all fun and games nor was it a waste of time
Living life’s purpose would be
Living the life that is meant for me
Carrying out my goals and dreams
Being in control of my own destiny
Is what living life would be for me
Are you living or are you existing?
Having no purpose or meaning for living, you will only be existing
Not having any goals, desires, or admirations, you will only be existing
Not looking forward to seeing tomorrow, you will only be existing
Living to please those around you, you will only be existing
So, are you living or are you existing?
Have you identified your purpose and meaning for living?
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Written on June 15, 2021

Submitted by jaquiondiab20 on August 10, 2021

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