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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: THE REASON WHY
By Harold A. Gram
05/26/06


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THE REASON WHY



We work, we strive, and multiply
It seems that way until we die;
Rarely see the road ahead; occupied until we bed;
Hardly ever question why

Philosophers would have us ask
The purpose of our daily task;
Was the reason some great scheme? Is there more than what we seem?
We often have no time to ask

If we take time to contemplate
The purpose of our human state;
Are we just animal at base? Some sentient organic race?
Survival of the fittest state?

But some would argue skillfully
That humans live life willfully;
They have the measure of this sphere; mankind is all there is down here;
A humanist philosophy

This at least we must make clear
Weíre more than animals; donít fear;
Survival is their working mode; they can see no other road
Is this our purpose here?

If mankind is the central one
Around which rotates earth and sun;
Beyond mankind thereís nothing more; so thereís no afterlife in store;
Death terminates lifeís run

The Bible does Godís will record:
Its song a clear and mighty chord:
To place our lives in Godís own hand; to spread his Word throughout the land;
Our mission, purpose, for the Lord.


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Sherry Wendling06/05/06
Excellent! Your beautifully-crafted poem kicks humanism in the teeth. Sooo satisfying to read and ponder. God bless your mighty pen!
Joe Moreland06/06/06
I love the way this flows, and it's message is so clear and very compact. As I always qualify my comments on poetry - I'm no expert; but I certainly am an expert on what I like, and I liked this very much. Nice job.
Rita Garcia06/06/06
Enjoyed the gentle flow, the last verse was my favorite. Great job!!