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Below is the poem entitled THREE SHORT POEMS ON LIFE which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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These are three short poems, were written over time.
Each has a different theme.
But all express 
existential thoughts.

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Life begets life.
A Miracle takes shape 
beyond thinking, 
creating blessings. 
Bathe in its aura and
let the joy wash over you.
You are the recipient
Of the Creator's great glory.
flavored with amazing grace.

CAK 2-10-2013

A poem written to my niece
of the birth of her son.


I'm thankful not to be in Canada
Where sad memories live
it asked me for and demanded more
of what I could not give
if you ask what was it worth
for me to have taken the lower berth
I will not hesitate nor eplicate
the answer would be yes.

The lower berth is America.
I love this country and it gave
me the opportunities I needed.

CAK 11-16-2012


Wrong-right, being equal sides of the same coin
when tossed ends up blown by a blast of wind
and falls out of sight.

So who won the toss? Did it matter?
Knowing and not knowing, 
questions and non questions, 
to the flipped coin each has a truth all its own.

C.A.K. 1-10-2012


Could it be that the many sides of destiny are
found in other dimensions?  

Copyright © Allan Koven

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Very insightful writes. You are a deep thinker also.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/28/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Perhaps too much so. We walk the tightrope and are happy when we don't fall off. Take care, Allan
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:13:00 AM
    love it ,,, I wrote one on time, though it is not posted ;}

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Amazing work! I really enjoyed reading! Always, Laura

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/7/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laura, you are such a wonderfully gifted deep thinker. Thank you for your comments.
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Allan, Your 4 short poems speak volumes while giving the reader such worthwhile treasures. So much to ponder in your insightful writing style.. :)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/7/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you , Karen. I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 5:07:00 AM
    Allan; Your poems on life are facinating and I loved each one of them. Thank you so muchinh for sharing,,,, Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Hello Allan, I do alright when it comes to poems, thank you for the comment... about your poem: my favorite one is "Sharing a new birth." and the flavor we are when it comes to grace. your COIN TOSS, was my second fav... only cause, much can be prevailed through your words. deep thoughts on Canada,,,, thank you for sharing... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Nice poem.