have you read the Desiderata Poem?

Philippines
March 19, 2010 12:06am CST
this poem has always been my father's favorite piece. i remember when i was in second grade of my elementary years, he give me money just to memorize this poem and present it in front of the class. when i did, he was so happy. from that time on, Desiderata become my bible to happiness. it taught me a lot about of things about life and i have applied it with myself. how about you?have you read this poem?what can you say about it?
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@EARLZHAN (938)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
whew.. that poem is really great it is all about attaining happiness in life.. It also has a lot of moral lessons it's one of my favorite poems. The last par is my favorite which has the lines "Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful." That lines trully inspired me. In our lives it is really hard to acheive our goals but God is there to help us as it is written in the book of Philippians 4:13 "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Max Ehrmann is really a great writer and poet I wish that I could also make a poem as good as his works. LOL.
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• Philippines
19 Mar 10
yeah, Max really is one of a kind. he is very talented to come up with this kind of poem which touches a lot of lives. thank you for sharing your thoughts about it and for giving a verse from the bible. one of my favorite sentence there is "you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here." i find more value for my self because of this line. although each sentences gives me different lessons about life.
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@novelcai (603)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
hi there churchill :)) wow the Desiderata. way back on my college life my english professor required us to memorized that poem and i got highest grades that time.. but right now all i can recall is the 1st two lines and i also forgot what thast poem all about :(.... happy mylotting
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
yeah, it is really good that he let's you memorize it. there are a lot of things it will teach you about happiness and life. i just love this poem, my father give me a gift of this poem, written in a piece of wood. until now, i still have it.
@MrDollars (454)
• Australia
18 Aug 10
i have to admit that I have not heard of this Desiderata poem before but I just must look it up. It really means a lot to you and your father and how sweet of you to both share that together. $-MrDollars-$
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
i remembered that was a main feature in our school paper. we were once required to make a poem review and i almost forgot it now. the title is very familiar with me but not the content anymore.