Life, Chance, Death, Pain, Faith

LIFE
living
existence

one day at a time
for the rest of your time
trying to be at one’s best

‘because the alternative sucks’

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CHANCE
fortune
in fate’s hand

opportunity
it’s not in your control
what turns the wheel, guides the die

‘life, the moment your eyes open’

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DEATH
finite
infinite

it is what it is
for as long as we’re here
It’s not as long as we’re gone

‘it is the great equalizer’

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PAIN
anguish
agony

in body or soul
and oftentimes in both
you bear the unbearable

‘it’s what lets you know you’re alive’

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FAITH
belief
conviction

the ultimate trust
is the substance of hope
evidence of things not seen

‘all that I have left in me now’

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Today’s Form: Clarity Pyramid

dVerse ~ Poets Pub | OpenLinkNight : Week 83

10 thoughts on “Life, Chance, Death, Pain, Faith

  1. Damn…just, damn…This is really good. It is my first time reading poetry using the clarity pyramid form. Thanks for the link to an explanation. I want to try one of these. I like the grouping of the related poems to serve as stanzas of a larger poem which seems to represent how they are all interrelated.

  2. this is wonderful:

    FAITH
    belief
    conviction

    the ultimate trust
    is the substance of hope
    evidence of things not seen

    ‘all that I have left in me now’

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