POEM: Why Live This Long?


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From the Winter 2017 issue of Knowing & Doing:

Why Live This Long?

by Michael Maibach
Poet, Professor, and International Business Consultant


The thought presents -
Why live this long?
What more to do,
Once sung my song?

The arch of life
Made sense to me.
With work in hand -
While serving Thee.

Great tasks complete,
Hills have been scaled.
Success achieved -
Opponents failed.

I turn to Him,
Creator true.
Ask guidance now -
What more to do?

In silence wait
For His reply.
New paths to walk?
What new to try?

We seek our purpose,
As all men do,
While birds that fly
Live nature true.

Life as mystery -
Remains unsolved.
God’s hand on us,
Our fates resolved.


Michael Maibach began writing poems around age nine. A lifelong student, he has earned six academic degrees and has held a wide variety of teaching positions at over 40 universities. He is also at home in the international business world, specializing in global business diplomacy. He lives in the Washington, D. C. area and actively participates in C. S. Lewis Institute programs.


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