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Desiderata : in continuation

Amidst the pandemonium and commotion,
Permit stillness and serenity to be found.
In every scene, seek out beauty's potion,
And let it nourish your soul's inner bound.

Be moved by nature's wonders, grand and sublime,
As the universe's majesty aligns.
With your own insignificance, let it chime,
That humility is not always unkind.

On life's winding path, strive to be a guide,
A beacon of hope, always aglow.
Aid those in need, with a helping hand, abide,
And extend empathy, and understanding, so.

Embrace love's power, and let it lead the way,
Like a dove, shining, guiding your every day.
Remember, life is a journey, not a quest,
And the path is not always clear, at its best.

In times of confusion and uncertainty,
Do not let them discourage, let them be.
Embrace the unknown, and let it shape,
Mold you, make you stronger, more resilient, with grace.

In the end, it's not about the destination,
But about the journey, the moments of elation.
The beauty of life is in the experiences we share,
So go forth, with open heart and curious stare.

And amidst the noise and haste of life's fray,
Find peace in your soul, and let it stay.
For it is the journey, and not the end,
That makes life beautiful, and worth the spend.

About this poem

The poem above utilizes various literary devices such as imagery, metaphor, and personification to convey the message of finding inner peace amidst the chaos and turmoil of life. The use of the term "pandemonium" highlights the chaotic nature of life, while the phrase "permit stillness and serenity to be found" serves as a call to action for the reader to actively seek out moments of tranquility amidst the turmoil. Additionally, the use of the metaphor "beauty's potion" to describe the transformative power of nature and the personification of "love's power" as a guiding force further emphasizes the theme of finding inner peace through the beauty and wonder of the world around us. The poem ultimately reminds the reader that life is a journey, and it is the experiences we share and the moments of elation that make it beautiful, rather than the destination itself. 

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Written on January 14, 2023

Submitted by Mawphniang_Napoleon on January 14, 2023

1:17 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,228
Words 251
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Mawphniang Napoleon

Mawphniang is a person who is always striving to live life to the fullest. He is someone who is always open to new ideas and ways of living and is unafraid to take risks in order to explore the unknown. He is passionate about life and is always looking for ways to make use of his time and energy. He has an inquisitive nature, and is always looking for answers to life's mysteries and questions. Though Mawphniang does not pretend to have all the answers, he is determined to taste life and live a simple life, without overcomplicating things. He's a person who appreciates the small moments and cherishes the little things in life. He enjoys spending time in nature, exploring the world, and connecting with people. He is a person who is always up for a new adventure and never stops learning. He is on a daily journey of self-discovery, trying to make sense of the world and his place in it. more…

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