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Free Will VS Destiny

I have often wondered about free will vs destiny, are we puppets on a string. I guess this is answered by who you ask, some say free will and some say destiny. I have been told we all have a life book, this book is in heaven. Is this book about our life, some say yes. Why do things happen the way they do, another minute I would have missed knowing you. What if I had turned right and not left, what would have made the difference. Life is filled with many unanswered questions, free will vs destiny is just one of them. Date Written: 9/10/2020 9/13/2020 Won Poem of the Week 9/25/2020 Won 1 Place Free Will VS Destiny Contest Judged: 9/25/2020 Sponsored by: Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 10/2/2020 11:42:00 AM
Sometime, I wonder the same thing, Paula. I like the introspective feel of this free verse. Congratulations on winning first place! Love, Angie
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/6/2020 11:33:00 AM
I have been off the computer. Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It was an honor to have a win. So glad you like it. Have a wonderful day...............
Date: 9/29/2020 12:32:00 PM
I like your take on the contest. Great job on your win Paula!!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/29/2020 12:51:00 PM
Thank You, for writing and your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win. Glad you like this. Enjoy your day writing away.........
Date: 9/15/2020 8:26:00 AM
Paula, congratulations on POTW with this awesome write, enjoy the honor _Constance
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/15/2020 10:59:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and your congratulations. It is an honor. So glad you like this one. Enjoy your day.........
Date: 9/13/2020 7:11:00 PM
We all have free will. The choices we make, determine the outcome. You are right, there are a lot of unanswered questions out there. Congratulations Paula, on Poem of the Week. My best to you. ~ Brandy
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/15/2020 10:58:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It was an honor. Have a wonderful day and week..................
Date: 9/13/2020 1:38:00 PM
Paula, big congrats on your POTW selection! Wonderful musings on the age-old question. Enjoy the honor all week ~ John
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/13/2020 2:46:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and your congratulations. It is an honor. Yes, I will enjoy the honor all week. Enjoy your day and week..................
Date: 9/13/2020 10:12:00 AM
A great one, congratulations on POTW!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/13/2020 2:43:00 PM
Thank You, for your note. It is an honor. Glad you like this one. Enjoy your day................
Date: 9/13/2020 5:47:00 AM
Thought provoking verse Paula, we take our, chances in life and hope we make the right choice, congratulations on POTW, enjoy the honour. Greetings from Turkey. Tom
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/13/2020 11:12:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. I just found out about the poem of the week. I can't find it. Where is it??? It is an honor. Glad you like this write. Enjoy your day................
Date: 9/13/2020 5:27:00 AM
BIG congrats on poem of the week, Paula. Intriguing to ponder life's unanswered question...as you so aptly illustrate.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/13/2020 11:09:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. I did not know about the poem of the week. I can't find it. Where is it??? It is an honor. Glad you like this one. Enjoy your day................
Date: 9/11/2020 6:48:00 AM
Well worth pondering. I believe it is a combination of both. The controllable and uncontrollable dancing on the edges of each other. I like your thoughts. Hugs Rick. Good luck in the contest.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/11/2020 10:01:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and good luck. Glad you like this one. It could be both. Maybe one day we will know. Have a wonderful day................
Date: 9/10/2020 10:38:00 PM
Paula, you know this is true. I think this is so very beautiful, your thoughts you have shared with us here. This is part of your book. True. There are people who doubt what the enlightened know. Of course there is a huge library in another dimension unknown to us, but suspected somewhere behind all the white noise of our brain. We are all in books, we are 'books' - and our life stories will be read back to us, when it comes to that time where we inevitably will be asked to watch and listen, not just read. I love this poem immensely. So close to the truth, it reaks of the truth. Beautiful thoughts. Beautiful poem. Leanne x
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/11/2020 9:53:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your "very kind words." Glad you like this one. Yes, we are all books. You are so right when you said, "the only contest is with oneself and making it through to the other side in peace." Have a blessed day writing away................
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Date: 9/10/2020 10:42:00 PM
I have favourited this poem. It is 'truth'. Surely this poem will win the contest, but if it doesn't....the only contest is with oneself and making it through to the other side in peace. x
Date: 9/10/2020 4:54:00 PM
Very sensible approach to the eternal question, Paula. G.L. in the contest. ~ Gershon
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 9/11/2020 9:46:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and good luck. Glad you like it. Have a wonderful day................