Life is What We Make of It: A Powerful Life Poem

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Read by Shane Morris
Written by Edgar Albert Guest

Full Poem:
Life is a jest; take the delight of it.
Laughter is best; sing through the night of it.
Swiftly the tear and the hurt and the ache of it
Find us down here; life must be what we make of it.

Life is a song; let us dance to the thrill of it.
Grief's hours are long, and cold is the chill of it.
Joy is man's need; let us smile for the sake of it.
This be our creed: life must be what we make of it.

Life is a soul; the virtue and vice of it.
Strife for a goal, and man's strength is the price of it.
Your life and mine, the bare bread and the cake of it,
End in this line: life must be what we make of it.

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21 Comments

  1. Life is a song, let us dance to the thrill of it….. Goosebumps

  2. “Love the life you Live.
    Live the life you Love.”
    – Bob Marley.

  3. “If you find someone
    you Love, in your life,
    then hang on
    to that love.”
    – Princess Diana.

  4. “This is the real secret of life – to be completely in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

  5. IT’S your life…no one else’s.
    Never let anyone
    tell you how
    To live IT.

  6. “Think of yourself as dead.
    You have lived your life.
    Now, take what’s left
    and live it properly.”
    – Marcus Aurelius.

  7. “There is only one happiness
    in this life, to love
    and be loved.”
    George Sands

  8. “Life is really simple
    but we insist on
    making it
    complicated.”
    – Confucius.

  9. Your voice and the way you recite this poetry answers questions to my distress at this moment. The feeling of “I have to move on” is emphasised in every pause u have taken while reciting this poem. Sincere Thank you to the poet and you who recited this poem.

  10. Life isn’t all about accomplishments and success. Life is an experience, not a checklist, enjoy it.

  11. “Don’t try to add more years
    to your life. Better add more
    life to your years.”
    – Blaise Pascal.

  12. How much love and appreciation I have for this channel is something I can never understand. Thank you🙏🏽🔥🔥Shane knows sure how to do a great job🔥🔥

  13. “Life is short, Break the Rules.
    Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly.
    Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
    And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.”
    – Mark Twain.

  14. “ Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

  15. “ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” * — Mae West.*

  16. “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It is _your_ masterpiece after all.”
    – Nathan W. Morris

  17. “One day your life will
    flash before your eyes.
    Make sure it’s worth watching.”
    – Gerard Way.

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