This Thing Called Life


Life, fulfilling or not, is life and needs
no explanation of why it is the way it is;
it’s a matter of choice and acceptance.


Life hangs on by a string of broken dreams,
as told by one human being after another
looking for some magical bean
called hope: the fuel for tomorrow.


This mission called life; only a few
in the world have the wisdom
to accomplish it; there are so many
ingredients to add to make its taste unique
to each person’s plate of food.


Many people equate life
to love, family, and laughter.