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Poetry; good and not so much

This is a poem I wrote after a simple, and somewhat silly, discussion the other day about how Koi fish will grow to the size of their environment.  It’s built into their DNA to just take, fill, use what they’ve been given and nothing more.  That’s contentment to me…

* * * * * * *

Koi fish swim the pond

living life long and full,

content and true

* * * * * * *

This is a poem I didn’t write.  It is the same poem that inspired Nelson Mandela while in prison.  And it also served as the title for Clint Eastwood’s new inspirational movie.  The word Invictus means unconquerable which is found in the first stanza.  What are your thoughts about the poem?  I’d be interested to know…

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