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Three Fates

Life's thread is spun, measured, and snipped
By three dainty pairs of deft hands
To weave the cold words of life's fickle script.

Clotho spins life with a valiant grip,
Her spindle ablaze with gold strands.
Life's thread is spun, measured, and snipped.

Lachesis measures without pause or slip,
Deciding the length of life's band
To weave the cold words of life's fickle script.

Atropos carries the scissors that clip
The thread where her sister commands.
Life's thread is spun, measured, and snipped.

Every last soul becomes a conscript,
Drafted to heed their demands
To weave the cold words of life's fickle script.

With each stolid snip, our free will is stripped
As Fate's fluid flames are fanned.
Life's thread is spun, measured, and snipped
To weave the cold words of life's fickle script.

*Based on Greek Mythology's "Moirai"

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  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Hi Heather, thank you for supporting my contest... Congratulations! love~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 11:25:00 AM
    WOW my first read of your words and I am duly impressed. Villanelles are not an easy form and you have done it with finesse. Look forward to reading more of your poems.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Very good villanelle! The words flow effortlessly with a pleasing rhythm. I always have enjoyed reading about the Muses. I see absolutely nothing that could be improved upon. Please accept my humble admiration.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
    A perfect form sprinkled with amazing words... hugs Michael

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:21:00 PM
    The villanelle will always be my favorite form and honey, you NAILED IT! Wow, this is just stunning. Well done! I think I am going to try to write a villanelle :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:34:00 PM
    wow, you did a very impressive job with villanelle, Heather. They are not that easy to do but this is a WOW one. Interesting how you used three different gods to discuss life and fate.(are they gods? or some other mythical creatures?)

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Heather, your poem is impressive. love the way our world fickle up these script... always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:56:00 PM
    I call this perfection...you too good, Heather.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Nice poem, very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Perfectly "spun" Heather and so well tailored to inspiration and form!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:06:00 PM
    This is a really good poem. Nice job.