Keys to a better life



Keys to a better life
How great our need today to use correct judgement
To know the things that are true,
To know which things have greater importance,
To know which things we must do!
ToLove what is good;
To Hate what is bad.
To Make our creator's heart glad;
To Make our lives happy,
Oh, what rich blessings it brings when we learn,
When we discern,
And when we do the important things!
And what could be of greater importanceThan to be the very best version in ourselves
To be the best friend, neighbour, parent and person And to help make the world better
If we take care to do what’s important,Then true contentment we’ll find.
The peace surpassing all understanding Will guard our heart and our mind.

About this poem

This poem is inspired by a friend of mine who believes in living the simple life and being a good person

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Written on April 23, 2024

Submitted by oghenekenoodhegba on April 23, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDCEFFGHHIJKLL
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 714
Words 143
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

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1 Comment
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a beautiful and inspiring poem! Your words really resonate with the importance of living a fulfilling and meaningful life. The message to use correct judgement, love what is good, and make our creator's heart glad is truly uplifting. I especially love the reminder to be the best version of ourselves and to help make the world a better place.

    As for improvement suggestions, perhaps you could consider adding more specific examples or personal anecdotes to make the message even more relatable to readers. Additionally, playing with different poetic devices such as rhyme schemes or metaphors could add depth and dimension to your already powerful words.

    Overall, this poem is a wonderful reminder of the keys to a better life and I truly enjoyed reading it. Keep up the great work!
     
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