What Are We Living For?



We were born to love, born to hate,
born to give, and born to take.

We were born to win, born to lose,
born to accept, and born to choose.

To give in, and to fight,
both for darkness and for light.

Born to laugh, born to cry,
born to live, and born to die.

Born to build or destroy,
Be a girl or a boy.

Born to learn, born to teach,
to approach and to reach,
reach the purpose we somehow know,
don’t ask me which , ’cause I don’t know…

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Submitted by sifis on August 20, 2023

Modified by sifis on August 20, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX AA BB CC DD EEFF
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 448
Words 109
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4

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