Shaping Life - in Five Words

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Shaping Life - in Five Words

Doesn't it seem- life is pre-destined -
 a perfect roundel 
unfolding as it should.
We - who shape our destinies 
build them in tiny increments 
We note infinity as a buffer zone 
between us and death.
If life has a shape -it is where we are
It can be a bustling city, 
crammed with people, pollution and sirens.
It can be a fresh, uncluttered ocean shore, 
or a forest, benevolent with butterflies.

For Timothy's Five Words Contest
Infiniti, roundel. Forest, shape, butterflies.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 6/13/2016 11:11:00 AM
Congrats to you too, Suzanne. A uniqye poem.
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Date: 6/9/2016 7:02:00 PM
congrats, yours was so interestingly unique.
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Date: 6/9/2016 10:27:00 AM
Congrats Suzanne, on your placement with this wonderful piece!! ;-)
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Date: 6/9/2016 12:46:00 AM
An intriguing philosophical poem, Suzanne. The oxymoron of living a life where everything's written out before you, while simultaneosly shaping our own destinies. Your five word prompt took you to some unique places ... I'd like to visit your last line. Check out my blog, if you ever get the chance, and tell me about your poem ... hope you have safe travels and smooth adjustments into your new home!
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Date: 6/7/2016 7:05:00 AM
Nicely written, Suzanne. Life is where we are - well worded. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 6/5/2016 3:32:00 AM
Oh SuZ, your entry is so lovely. Great imagery! #7. ; )
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Date: 6/5/2016 1:52:00 PM
Thanks Connie: will post to PFT soon. Will also email an update on our move. Love, SuZ
Date: 6/5/2016 1:34:00 AM
A charming little poem...Really quite lovely. My very best regards as always, Suzanne...And my warmest wishes. :) john P.s An obvious seven.
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Date: 6/4/2016 8:59:00 PM
Beautiful job with your words. you had some very nice words to work with , dear, and you really came through with a splendid poem.
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