A Poem About The Good Life

Martin Dejnicki
On this chilly October morning, I’ve decided to write a poem about the good life. We may all share different views about what exactly is the good life. However, for me it’s about having the freedom to do what you wish, being able to live life truthfully, happily, and aligned with your values.
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The Good Life

The Good Life

Some strive for fortune,

and unlimited fame.

It must be nice,

that’s what they claim.

The good life,

is what they truly seek.

About this rare gem,

they constantly speak.

The good life may seem,

like it’s distant and far.

And just a dream,

like a fading white star.

You should remember,

to stick to the truth.

Inside your heart,

there’s passion and youth.

The good life begins,

with simply good health.

Nothing’s more precious,

than this single wealth.

Surrounded by people,

that love you dearly.

Through the glasses of good life,

you shall now see more clearly.

The final door shall open,

with your good life key.

It’s made of your true passions,

and will set you free.

by Martin Dejnicki

We all day dream about the good life, that’s just human nature. Many of us believe that the good life is when we retire, and have plenty of time on our hands to do anything we wish. I’ll agree, that’s a pretty valid argument. Especially if it talks about being free to do what you wish to do.

But does that mean we all need to wait until our retirement? Why can’t we just begin living the good life right now? Or at least our personal versions of the good life.

Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything that’s stopping us from doing exactly just that. I think a lot of it has to do with our jobs. It’s difficult to live the good life if we’re not passionate about the work that we do every day.

That’s just from some observations that I’ve made. It seems like those people who enjoy their jobs, and are passionate about it, are living the good life. That’s why it’s very important to find a job that won’t even feel like a job. But instead it will feel like a hobby.

You may be thinking, that’s much easier said than done. Well, I agree with you. Except we all have choices, and if we align those choices with dedication and perseverance, we can certainly get there.

Let’s look at the good life scenario from a different angle. Let’s say that you don’t love nor hate your job. It’s just a job that pays the bills. That’s how many of us feel. But instead of waiting for retirement, you may dedicate one day each week to something that you love doing. This may include, arts and crafts, sports, or just chatting with friends. So based on that one day a week of total bliss, is it fair to label that as the good life? It depends on your personal requirements of your individual idea of a good life. For someone else a good life is being able to work at a lakefront cottage, away from the noise and clutter of the city (I’ll admit, that’s actually my dream).

So whatever your notion of a good life may be, make sure you strive to live it. I also hope you enjoyed reading the above poem about a good life.

PUBLISHED: Oct 02, 2023
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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