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By Life We Abide

By Life We Abide
By Evette Carter

We are beautiful
When we know the real depth of beauty.
We are rich 
When we want what we have and not much else.
We are strong 
When we needn't prey on the weaknesses of others. 
We are honest 
When we face the lies we tell ourselves.

We are wise 
To remember the limits of our wisdom.
We are great 
When we realise how small we really are. 
We are smart 
When we overcome that which divides us.
We are friends 
When we care for each other, near or far.

We are loving
Only when our love knows no boundaries. 
We are kind 
When we let our conscience be our guide.
We are selfless 
When we equate ourselves to others. 
We are truly alive 
When by life we abide.

Written by Evette Carter

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