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Strange Companions

Time and circumstance make strange companions For one is fleeting, and the other happenstance, Still, they walk hand-in-hand through our lives Like when we experience our first love, perchance. Together through the tribulations of our first romance Time and circumstance working together, we see, What is oft characterized as good fortune and fate Unknowingly admitting what was inevitably to be. We wonder, then, if our lives are exquisitely arranged By the great Master of both time and circumstance Who, in infinite wisdom, knows what is best for us, Since it was he who brought us to this crazy dance. So, it behooves us to consider the two a grand plus Meandering and maneuvering our complex lives thus.
written February 24, 2022

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Date: 2/24/2022 4:37:00 PM
such is fate lives colliding, a very deep thoughtful poem
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 6:41:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful and generous comment, Frederick. I'm glad you found my poem worthy of comment.
Date: 2/24/2022 2:42:00 PM
An enjoyable sonnet to read, Milt. As your title states, strange companions. Bill
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 3:55:00 PM
Indeed, Bill. Thanks for your comments.
Date: 2/24/2022 2:41:00 PM
Lovely and thought provoking sonnet~I especially like the line:"If our lives are exquisitely arranged"~ to think this is true perhaps we could more gracefully accept our fate. I enjoyed this I think I will be reflecting on the rest of the day. :)Paulette
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 3:56:00 PM
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment and your gracious consideration of the theme, Paulette.
Date: 2/24/2022 12:32:00 PM
A lovely poem that twists and entwines, you always have this amazing effect to makes the words in the lines dance, a beautiful poem . . . : )
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 1:36:00 PM
Thank you so much, Indiana, for your thoughtful and generous remarks on my poem. I appreciate them.
Date: 2/24/2022 10:52:00 AM
"By the great Master of both time and circumstance Who, in infinite wisdom, knows what is best for us," great lines in this amazing poem of yours
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Marius, for your gracious comment. I appreciated your read.
Date: 2/24/2022 10:16:00 AM
a wise and wonderfully written poem, milton!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 10:18:00 AM
Aw, thanks, Ilene, for your kind words concerning my poem. I really appreciate your reads and your comments.
Date: 2/24/2022 9:52:00 AM
Great thoughts, but also a great match if soulmates. Hugs and blessings to you my friend
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/24/2022 10:02:00 AM
So true. It seems that they are in the driver's seat of our futures. Thanks so much for your generous and thoughtful comment, Eve.