Wisdom, The Essence of Life

Life is like a game of chess: one step makes you
A winner, another turns you into a loser!
You should not let Joy carry you away,
Nor should you allow hardships to crush your spirit!
You should be prepared for both…
Since one cannot have everything, you can
Endure anything with the power of Reason,
For the sake of your loved ones!
Wisdom is the Essence of life: a wise person always
Allows Reason to rule, measure, and weigh things out,
To create a balancing act so emotions cannot take over,
Wreaking havoc with a sane equilibrium! Under the guidance
Of Reason, a great deal could be accomplished smoothly,
Moderately, quietly, and could definitely keep at bay any
Explosive approach to unexpected events of life!

© Djehane Hassouna, 2005

Rainbow of Emotions, page 81

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