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When Fate Decides

When fate decides to bring you love,
Though not perhaps exactly planned,
It’s wise to recognize the fact
Love does not come at your command.

If you should let this love slide by
Who knows when fate will call again.
She may just gather up her skirts
And leave you standing in the rain.

Love does not always come with flair.
It can at times be in disguise.
Lucky the pair who’s standing there
When fate unveils her sweet surprise.

You’ve decided now this love is real
To be nourished and embraced for life,
You have pledged yourselves each to the other.
I now pronounce you man and wife. 

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  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:52:00 PM
    Nicely done, congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 6:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Janette's "When Fate Decides" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 7:36:00 PM
    good one Joyce full of sound advice! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on a wonderful winning poem. I like the image of fate picking up her skirts and running.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Great words of wisdom in this beautiful write Joyce. Good luck with the contest. Thank you for stopping by and congrats to you as well for your wins.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:24:00 PM
    A real masterpiece, stunning! I loved your rhyming words which added the final flavor to the poem. Thank you for sharing and thank you for reading my poems. Love, Khalid

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:11:00 PM
    awww, lovely romantic write, Joyce. Congrats on your wins : ) My wife Sue loves hedgehogs - although she once mistook a clump of grass for a hedgehog late one night and put a saucer of egg out for it...

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 2:54:00 PM
    That's a very lovely expressed poem, nice rhyme, I enjoyed reading it.God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:01:00 PM
    a lovely positive poem, Joyce and oh boy that last stanza is a gem.............

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 3:04:00 AM
    Lovely poem Joyce! You've done it beautifully!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:27:00 PM
    lovely! i really like the way you worked in the last line - perfect!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Beautifully done. This will be a winner. BG

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 1:21:00 PM
    Joyce; what a great poem you have written here about love. You are so right. Thanks for reading my poem. My mom just passed away and she was buried yesterday. Thanks and many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:35:00 AM
    good luck

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:19:00 AM
    GOOD one, Joyce. I have one but no time to even type it up yet and revise it. Hubbie being sick has put a damper on my activity here and I am really missing out here lately. Thanks so much for my place in your contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:17:00 AM
    Hmmmnnn... so wonderful write, Joyce! I love every verse of your rhyme making me dream OR fantasize, lol... Congratulations my dear!!! An EXCELLENT WRITE INDEED! Thank you sooo much for your kind congratulatory comments on my win. More power and blessings always and here I am wishing you all the best in your BIG WINS in the contest!!! hugs:) leonora

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:51:00 PM
    Looks like a strong candidate for the contest. Good writing.

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:44:00 PM
    another excellent write from you friend Joyce..congrats and good luck!! have a nice day!!