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Sunday, August 24, 2008

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DESTINY?

See
A light
At the end
Of the tunnel?
A distant promise
Beyond the horizon
Beckoning us, tauntingly
All efforts to reach it, thwarted
Remaining constantly elusive
Such is the nature of our destiny

19 comments:

  1. if iremian focused on the prize... i have no time to enjoy the game....

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  2. Yes, we never get there, which is maybe a good thing. What would we do if we did?

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  3. lovely line construction. :)

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  4. Thanks to:
    paisley; Sometimes we only imagine something to be the prize.
    gautami tripathy; I think I do too, though trying to pre-empt certain things, can distract from what it may actually be.
    tumblewords; can only say 'thanks' for that.
    kouji; On pc, text is graduated from 8 point to 22, and a better 'tunnel' effect is achieved.

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  5. Thanks anthonynorth; sorry I missed you first time, but you're right, we never make it- and good because it might it may even be fools gold that's tempting us.
    I've never made it yet, so can't answer your question.

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  6. destiny sometimes races past before we'd had time to acknowledge the existence of the perfect place... it is a fleeting moment of recognition that surprises our heart.. loved the format!!!

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  7. Thanks one more believer; I think destiny and ambition are often confused.

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  8. So we are a bit like Tantalus. But we never stop trying to reach that promise. Should we? Maybe we have no choice.

    Unlike Gautami, I really don't believe in destiny. Good thought provoking poem.

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  9. "Such is the nature of our destiny"

    So very true. An interestingly occupying read. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thanks to:
    paul decelles; we always try to reach for the light that attracts us; only 'one way' to find out.
    aar; thanks for your interest and comment.

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  11. I love the way you did this poem. So very interesting and love the whole premis behind it

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  12. Thanks jadey; I think we all have our own idea of how we perceive destiny.

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  13. I love ya ingenuity on this.... Brillant!

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  14. Thanks Whitesnake; I thought it suited the prompt pretty well.

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  15. The shape and direction of this poem is half of the ingenuity of it. I thought of a pyramid or mountain, and realized we perceive ourselves as trying to ascend rather than looking at the base of things. You really provoked a lot of thought!

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  16. Love it I strongly believe in destiny and feel the more I am on the righ path the more everything falls into place.

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  17. Thanks to:
    rio; Sometimes the things we look for seem so distant, when they can actually be found all around us.
    marja;If the path feels good - walk it. When things start to fall into place - its like a reward for getting it right.

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