Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted January 24, 2023

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Quotes by Others Interpreted

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“Every man dies. Not every man lives.” ~ William Wallace

Between the first and last breath of life
All can choose, each day, the quality of being alive.
Therefore, catch the wind, and sail high waves into the afterlife.


“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou

Storms come and go for everyone, somedays.
So take rays of sunbeam wherever you go every day
be a sign of change to help ease their malaise.


“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ~ Dr. Suess

Each and every tick of the secondhand
momentous events often flash across our minds.
At that moment, if not present, important events dull over time.


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Far too often, we tend to build the clock,
instead of looking at the timepiece
and simply tell someone the time.

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