ROUND AND ROUND
Your consciousness continues when you die
And may again incarnate here on Earth
Allowing you to take another try
At building virtues adding to your worth.
The purpose of your soul is to advance
In virtue, meeting challenges with grace,
Like learning movements in a complex dance
And dealing capably with all you face.
It’s loving kindness you are here to learn—
Extending it to everyone you meet,
For loving is our ultimate concern,
Without which no one’s life can be complete.
Just as a couplet ends this sonnet’s form,
The linkages of love become our norm.