Privileged Lives



We are guests in this world:
Souls creating experiences in human bodies.
We aim to bring consciousness into a material form
To create a deeper awareness of the purposes of each visit.

By understanding this,
We learn the coveted secrets of our earthly bodies
And the journeys our souls make, as we fulfil our purposes
Within the grandiose Action Plan, carefully scripted for each lifetime.

Death is just a passing,
When our souls release their hold on our physical bodies
And escape into an amazing aura of love and light,
Returning Home each time in the sanctuary of peace to review achievement.

Our lives would hold no good,
If the experience was an exclusive barony.
Understanding that perfection is reached through imperfection
Belies the wisdom that imperfection is the ultimate life-long goal.

So, we are guests in this world,
Fully accountable for every thought, deed and promise.
The more profound our metamorphosis, the deeper we love
And appreciate the ultimate privilege of spending time on Earth.

About this poem

We are all privileged to spend time on this beautiful planet. Each time we come, we come for a different purpose.

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Written on January 01, 2022

Submitted by susannaelliott on March 04, 2024

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Scheme ABXX XBXX XBXX XCCX AXXX
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,011
Words 183
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Susanna Elliott-Newth

Susanna is a teacher, living near the coastal fringes of the Illawarra Coastline in NSW, Australia. Her environment is her stimulus for her writing. She has published four books of short stories, as well as her own memoir book, and writes educational resources for teachers. more…

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