By DJ 

What is Life?
Life is like a thousand memories
Countless thoughts and endless dreams
Early morning, ocean breeze, river flow and shallow streams

What is Life?
There’s 1 God, people worship many
Life is full of hate, crime, jealousy, and envy
Sometimes life is joyful, sometimes life is stressing
Sometimes life is a curse, sometimes life is a blessing

What is Life?
Life is a journey to fulfill a purpose
Life is an open show that has closed curtains
Life may be short for some and long for others
But life is not for Brothers killing brothers

What is Life?
We Live, we Die, we smile, we cry
We mope, we whine, we waste valuable time

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  1. Rachael Sandri on March 10, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Hi DJ –

    Thank you for sharing this.

    The part of your poem that resonated the most with me was “We Live, we Die, we smile, we cry / We mope, we whine, we waste valuable time”. I am a university student, and in a class I took recently, we learned about the eros and thanatos drives. The eros drive is the life drive. We associate it with things like survival instincts and love. The thanatos drive is the death drive. We associate it with things like sleep, withdrawing, and death. I think your poem beautifully intertwined the two, which made it honestly reflect our reality. Making the ordinary beautiful isn’t an easy undertaking, so I commend you for doing it.

    I also thought the rhyme was very effective in sticking your message in my head.

    Please keep writing. I would love to read more from you.

    Your fan,


  2. Jackie on September 14, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    Hello DJ,

    Just wanted to say thank you for opening up your mind to the world but there was this specific line that realy hit me hard and it was “Life is an open show that has closed curtains”. I find this really relatable to where we hide things from others because of the fear in us is so much bigger…

    Keep writing and pursing dreams! Cant wait to see what the future hold


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