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Below is the poem entitled ONCE UPON A LIFETIME 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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I came unaware; a heartbeat 
comfortable in place 
forced onto existence 
on a starry night 
before the light began.

time opened up 
and reality flew by
on a memory tapestry
Interwoven signed and
sealed as a solitary life 

from the beginning
to the end, all was  
destined to be remembered
by thoughts alone
creations of vanity
shared in a connected 
cosmic consciousness 
we can only guess at.

CAK 3-25-2013


From birth to death
Life is a creation of unknown origin
intertwined and interrelated
with all earthly things.
existing in the end,
only in memory

Copyright © Allan Koven

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  1. Date: 12/16/2014 11:39:00 PM
    At the end of the poem I thought that you had a certain life in mind. Maybe that idea came from the time of year? But your Synopsis blew that right open, and allowed us all be incorporated in the lives of hope and achievement that I like to read into this poem. In memory or not, we all touch someone in our time, and may our influence be positive.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:04:00 PM
    One day you will meet the designer and he will answer all your questions, even the ones you haven't thought up yet. He does promise "Seek and ye shall find." I enjoy your thought provoking writes.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/1/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, faith answers all questions. It is a gift bestowed on a few. I do believe in a creator but as a member of the human persuasion, we exist outside of any remote understanding. Thank for your comments.
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Pondering the existence of life are you? I enjoy the deep thoughts...Nice write.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 5:01:00 AM
    Allan; This a beautiful poem that I enjoyed reading very much. Thanl you for reading The Unexpected. I see that you are new here. welcome To Poetry Soup....... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:29:00 PM
    nicely done ,,,thank you for reading my poetry of ancient rains ;}

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:17:00 AM
    a man with very many deep thoughts you are, enjoyed this one Allan, ~always, Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/5/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 5:05:00 AM
    This is an amazing poem. I thought it was a good read. Beauty28

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:24:00 AM
    awesome work! thank you for the pictures!

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Allen, I think you may just be the poet who happens once....upon a lifetime. Thank you for this was beautiful.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 5/31/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Judy. Your words were very much appreciated. Allan