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O me! O life!

Written on November 28, 2013 by Caroline Quintanar in News

Oh me! Oh 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 may contribute a verse.

 

This month we posed to our 2014 IE Brown Executive MBA students the following question from the Walt Whitman poem O Me! O Life!:

What verse will you contribute to the powerful play that is your life?

 Here are some of the uplifting and inspiring responses we received:

IEBX Blog - Poem 2

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