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  • Shubhay Mishra

Hallowed Grace

By Shubhay Mishra
Posted on October 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Autumn Field
Cover Image By: Alice
Classification: Photography
Specifications: Resized from 3991 x 2993 pixels, 96 dpi, edited in Photoshop
Year: 2022

Amidst life's vast expanse, we seek our place,

In quest for meaning's veil, we strive to see.

What purpose binds our souls in harmony,

And grants our mortal days a hallowed grace?

Is meaning found in treasures we amass,

In fleeting triumphs, laurels we acquire?

Or does it dwell in connections we inspire,

In love's embrace, where souls entwine and dance?

Yet as we ponder life's eternal quest,

In whispered moments of reflective sighs,

The meaning, elusive, veiled from our eyes,

Reveals itself when ego takes its rest.

For life's true purpose, found in humble art,

Is sowing seeds of love within each heart.

In gentle acts of kindness, we discover,

The depth of meaning life can truly hold.

Not measured by possessions, wealth untold,

But in connections shared with one another.

The bonds we forge, the empathy we show,

These threads of love weave meaning through our days.

In selfless acts, we find life's sacred ways,

And purpose in the seeds of kindness sown.

Release the ego's grip, embrace the whole,

In unity and love, let wisdom bloom.

For life's true meaning lies beyond the tomb,

In how we touch each soul, enrich each soul.

So let us seek the meaning, not in strife,

But in the tapestry of love, called life.


This philosophical poem explores the timeless question of the meaning of life. It delves into the human longing to understand our place in the vast expanse of existence and to find purpose in our mortal days. The poem contemplates various possibilities, questioning whether meaning lies in material wealth and achievements or if it is found in the connections we form and the love we share with others. It suggests that the true essence of life's meaning lies not in external accomplishments, but in the empathetic and compassionate bonds we cultivate with those around us. Through acts of kindness and love, the poem suggests, we can uncover the depth of meaning that life holds. It emphasizes the importance of setting aside ego and embracing unity and connection as the pathway to finding true purpose. Ultimately, the poem suggests that the tapestry of life is woven with threads of love, and it is through selfless acts and genuine connections that the profound meaning of life is revealed.

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[Writing Editor: Ananya Shah]


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