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What Is Life
by Bonita M Quesinberry

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

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copyright 1976 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.



What is life that all desire,
to make one cheat and a liar,
to hesitate not to step on all,
to reach the top, only to fall—
Fall short in God’s favor
for such ill behavior?


What is life— for most a race
to hold a palatial, worldly place;
to be adorned in robe— ornamentation,
as proof of power— ostentation.
Only to fail in spiritual grace,
ashamed to look upon God’s face.


Life is naught but of this earth,
from the day of birth—
To live each day of test and trial,
and each deed recorded to file.
Life is naught but for a time
before something more sublime.


Bind Up the Testimony, Seal the Law
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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 1/18/2004
Great pic. You have a positive attitude. That's the main thing we need to survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/18/2004
Wonderful and insightful write, Bonita!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/15/2004
Excellent thought provoking write...clap clap clap....superb!!!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/14/2004
Thought povoking questions and much wisdom expressed in this piece. Thank you for this offering, Bonita. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Elaine Carey 1/14/2004
Great themes packed well into a few verses!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 1/14/2004
Wise, inspiring and beautifully written, Bonita.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/14/2004
Excellent write!
Reviewed by A PAX 1/14/2004
wish i wrote it!!!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/14/2004
Bonita, your poem is very powerful and thought provoking. Life does come with all it's test and trials. We have to live our conscience to reach our time sublime.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/14/2004
Wonderful write Bonita!!

Most excellent girl!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/14/2004
Life is a prelaud to the next realm, rather like a baby loving it in mothers womb, think about it, yup I like to try to get back inside them:))
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/14/2004
Life is but a breeze on earth -- we can only wonder, and trust what comes after.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/14/2004
At the Basilica of the Great Poet, the voice of His unique Daughter is heard... She is reciting "What Is Life", live and warm. This Poem delivers what was conceived to be written with the ink of wisdom aromatized with the scent of sandalwood.

I Salute You, Author-Poet Bonita M Quesinberry.

May Your life on this planet be a long healthy one.

My gratitude, respect and admiration.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

10:09 GMT, January 14, 2004
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 1/13/2004
Life is naught but for a time
before something more sublime.

..indeed Bonita..that's IT!!! You have put it in a nutshell!!!! Thankyou..this goes into my library!!!!

Vesna *smile*
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/13/2004
Deeply heartfelt write Bonita!That something more sublime is what makes it all worthwhile, and why we keep the faith!thanks for this gem!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/13/2004
GREAT writing, Bonita!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/13/2004
Some say life is a series of problems and solutions. Others say without a problem life is not worth living. Whatever explanations they give, your poem has far reaching dimensions to understand the meaning of life. excellent write
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/13/2004
A beautiful write Ms. Bonita
I was happier
before my children
going back to my youth
we were poor, had nothing
I made myself, married raised 3 children
bought a house, the american dream
all seem to seek
my children
are all married and flew the nest
we sold sold the house
have nothing, now we are happier
no mortgage
but a few bills
and "we thank God"


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