To Live

To Live

A Poem by Betty

To hate, I must first recite the words of love,
To ache, my flesh must first master the ways of comfort
To feel anger, I must first breath the air of peace,
To believe, my soul and I must first unite;
To live, my life must be a painting of all,
To die, I must first be a citizen of the world. 

© 2013 Betty


Author's Note

Betty
Have posted a video of this poem on youtube, would much appreciate it if you guys could check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW7laGLn_zg

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It reads like a modern day version of the sermon on the Mount.

You're exploring what it is to be human - exploring that within ourselves and then writing our thoughts on reflection must surely be the right path to being a good person.

Well written poem Betty
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Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much Anton. Your words mean the world to me :)
ANTO

6 Years Ago

Don't doubt your sincerity or your self Betty. I have all my life and it takes its toll. Be yourself.. read more
Betty

6 Years Ago

Thank you Anto for the word of wisdom... Better to live a day being yourself than to live for eterni.. read more



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Thank you for your review. Your words are very insiteful. Keep writing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thank you Yvonne for your sweet words.
Really, all I can say is thanks for sharing this

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thank you for reading it Dicey
There is always opposite to all things. I like the flow of thoughts and the reality of the poem. I like the closing lines.
"To live, my life must be a painting of all,
To die, I must first be a citizen of the world. "
Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thanks Coyote for your emboldening words ......perhaps the reality emanates from personal experience.. read more
I love the last line, I have always believed in being a citizen of the world. The overall sentiment of the poem is true, I end one of my poems with the line "balance is the key, in all things we do" it seems you feel the same way. Keep up the good work!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel , and I definitely feel the same way . It feels good to know we have the same persp.. read more
Samuel Jack

6 Years Ago

Though our words may be small read, we shall bash our beliefs into humanity's thick head!!
Betty

6 Years Ago

True that!! And we shall soon succeed!!!
You have written a littany of truisms and it is good.
Thank you for visiting us---- I hope you will stay.
----John (Eagle Cruagh)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

Thanks Jhon.....I am definitely here to stay ....already loving this family of poets :)
So true, Betty. How can you know the truth of something unless you have suffered against it? Angi~

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Betty

6 Years Ago

You're right Angie ....we can only speak of what we know best :)

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Betty

addis ababa, Bole sub City, Ethiopia



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Dear visitors, I would like to first and foremost thank you for visiting my page. My name is Betty and I am an emerging poet. Poetry has been a predominating passion of mine ever since the day I cou.. more..

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