Old Testament


Ecclesiastes (12 chapters) makes one question,
Like its "Teacher" (Solomon ?), King, Jerusalem,
Whether there's any purpose we can find in life,
Or whether everything is just meaningless strife.
Houses, wealth, vineyards, slaves, flocks, concubines had he,
Yet he dubbed all "chasing the wind", just "vanity".
Key points made: "rich" men take naught to graves, where all go,
Lovers of "things" ne'er have enough, peace may not know;
Sow seed early, work hard, enjoy life, wisdom learn,
Be patient, "cast bread on the waters" - it'll return;
Remember your Creator while young. Final clause:
God'll judge, hence our prime need's to fear Him, keep His laws.

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