That first breath announced,
with a cacophony of wailing.
a pretty girl passes by,
takes his breath away,
albeit for short time.
Suffering twilight years,
out of breath with growing frequency,
distances walked lengthen with age.
The top of the staircase
might as well be Mount Olympus.
Then the last breath,
the death rattle always so unexpected,
in spite of its inevitability.
Breathing defines us as living.
Exercise, sensuality, anxiety quickens breath.
Sleep or spiritual harmony deepens it.
This is our message,
sent out into the world.
We are here, we are here.
© Linda Imbler
Excerpt form the book “Essential Existentialism”
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Why are we here?
What is our purpose?
What is the meaning of life?
These are the questions that have plagued humanity since the dawn of time.
With the recent passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the most world-renowned physicists, known for his enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and general relativity, one has to only look to his astounding life of physical challenges and dedication to finding the answers to these questions. It begs us to continue to look for our own answers.
This anthology is dedicated to what gives life meaning and purpose personally. On a grander scale, what is the purpose of our existence as humanity? It is both deeply personal and widely introspective; yet it is also subjective.
Various poets share their verse, prose and poetry about what they perceive to be the meaning of life. ~ Brenda-Lee Ranta
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