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'

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'

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'

PAIN
anguish
agony

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

'it's what lets you know you're alive'

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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It’s Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub and a join in with a Clarity Pyramid poetry form for National Poetry Writing Month.

National Poetry Month 2020

15 thoughts on “Life-Chance-Death Pain-Faith

  1. Some timely poetic definitions for sure, but “faith” is also admitting ignorance of that which cannot be proven, “death” is a doorway, “pain” can be erotic, “Chance” is also a surname, and “life” is a dry cereal, a magazine, and a board game .

  2. A thought provoking post. One point, in my opinion, that I would add to opportunity is this: we may not have control of WHAT opportunities present themselves to us, but in many cases, we have control of how we respond.
    Stay safe!

  3. I love this existential view of what is, was and could be. I strongly believe that life is made up of eighty percent of how we react to certain situations. 💝💝

  4. Faith is essentially irrational – we’re told. I have faith in knowing that we don’t yet know everything and never will. I don’t have faith in God, but I have faith in knowing we live in an intelligent universe. And also this: faith leads to actions, which lead to reality. So whether God exists or not, the reality would be the same – which must mean anything that enough people believe in must have a reality at some level. So stick to your faith.

    • “And also this: faith leads to actions, which lead to reality. So whether God exists or not, the reality would be the same – which must mean anything that enough people believe in must have a reality at some level” And that was my point. Thanks Anthony.

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