Live to Learn
It only took me half a lifetime,
To realize the truths behind the clichés.
Things we say every day, but don’t really believe.
Things that we must experience to understand.
This can only mean – that lessons aren’t for living.
They are for learning what to do…when life is done.
Because this can’t be all.
How could it be?
And how could we spend eternity adrift,
Incorporeal and soulless?
Then this would be the pinnacle,
And if that were so-
What a sad peak to reach.
So what then?
We live to learn to look beyond
To see the place where our knowledge is put to work.
We cannot know it or grasp it, yet-
For who can tell the secrets kept?
But that it is there- this is the gift.
This is the hope.
This is for what we live…For what we learn.
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photograph by Amanda Flavell