How When Where

posted 7 Jan 2016, 22:25 by C S Paul
How When Where 
John Oxenham 

It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As HOW, and WHY, and WHEN you live, 
That answers in the affirmative, 
Or maybe in the negative, 
The question Are you fit to live?

It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As HOW you live, and whether good 
Flows from you through your neighborhood
. And WHY you live, and whether you 
Aim high and noblest ends pursue, 
And keep Life brimming full and true. 

And WHEN you live, and whether Time 
Is at its nadir or its prime, 
And whether you descend or climb. 
It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As whether while you live you live 
And to the world your highest give, 
And so make answer positive 
That you are truly fit to live.

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