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Below is the poem entitled Choices which was written by poet Stephen Kilmer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Corner stone
Something to be set
Is it the provenience?
Once set can we journey
From the path
Or is it our only mission in this life
Does God allow us different journeys?
A turn on a dime 
Or is it all just laid out 
In some project managers mind?
We had to start somewhere
A direction had to be set 
For no ship leaves port without destination
Unless your on a whim
Is that whim yours or just fate
Something you could not escape
Do we have choice or has some 
Scribe below already penciled it in?
We make believe we have choices
But what did we really do
Light a fire and walk away
Into the great Milky Way.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:56:00 PM
    WE always have choices Stephen, it's what we do with them that counts, enjoyed your pensive verse xxx

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 12/21/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah but there in lies the rub. Do we really have choices? Or is it all laid out and we thing faith is the truth? ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Thank God for free will. I have similar questions pass through my brain but not exactly in these words. A nice train of thought written down, I'd say. All I know is that everything that we do, it will effect something or someone along the way. What we leave behind in this world, who knows? Someone else may carry it along. This poem got my mind off the path a bit. I liked it! Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/6/2013 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    They say we all cast a shadow in this world. And as you say we effect something or someone along the way. Let's just hope it is in a positive way. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Enjoyed the Interesting thoughtfulness and contemplation... Turning on dimes and whims seems to be my specialty, and now I am left to wonder how much of it is fate? I especially love the last 2 lines :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/5/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If only we could answer that question. thanks for your support. Always love hearing from you. Kilmer