Writing our life’s verse

In the movie Dead Poets Society, teacher Mr. Keaton (played by Robin Williams) challenges his class to answer these questions posed by poet Walt Whitman.

O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless–of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light–of the objects mean–of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all–of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest–with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring–What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here–that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

What is your life’s verse?  What would you like to leave behind as an inspirational verse for others to read?

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