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It’s not all about us, whatever you say.
New days will still dawn when we’ve all passed away.
Though the world that we’ve made is important to us,
We’ve made hardly a dent with our foment and fuss.
All our grand plans and writings and arts
Are not new to this world. They’re just new to our hearts.
Everything everywhere has always been.
We just refind it again and again.
So when those with the power destroy where we’ve been,
it will all just start over–beginning again!
When the last bomb has been launched, dropped or hurled,
We’ll be gone, but all will be well with our world.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No Cliffhangers.” Write a post about the topic of your choice, in whatever style you want, but make sure to end it with “…and all was well with the world.”

14 thoughts on “It’s Not All About Us

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  2. OnChi

    Brilliant poem! I expect you’re right. After all, man has been in existence for 1.5 million years, and we’re still here. What make us so particularly special and our demise will signal the end of the world?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Sad but true. I fuss over the placement of commas in one line of poetry. Ha ha!! Can that possibly make a difference in the universe, in spite of what they say about butterfly wings creating a current that triggers a chain of occurrences that changes the world?

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  3. bkpyett

    Yours is a much more philosophical view point. It’s hard to imagine bombs being dropped, living in a relatively peaceful continent. There is such sadness in the world at large.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I wish I’d read this earlier. I just spent 2 hours trying to convert the poem I just published because it came out quadruple spaced on the blog so I had to convert each page to PDF and then JPG and copy to blog. What we do for our compulsions. I’m late for a meeting now. Hope you are having fun…J

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