Whatever It Brings

As light spills upon white paper
We contemplate life’s fickle fate
Caught up in this capricious state
Pawns in play for our creator.

Though there’s no point to belabor
What riddled perils day may bring
To our past we should never cling
For mystery awaits in haste
With few precious moments to waste
So welcome whatever it brings.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge No.28 Fate

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

31 Comments on “Whatever It Brings

  1. LOVE these lines:

    “For mystery awaits in haste
    With few precious moments to waste
    So welcome whatever it brings.”

    It’s best to accept the past for what it was and accept the future as it comes. I love this aspect of your piece, as clinging to the past does not always bring good results. Beautifully written with wisdom. ❤

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  2. Lovely piece Linda and thanks for your fine reading. I liked your rhymes – light/white, bring/cling etc. which sound like bells chiming at the end of each line – and I particularly liked the sounds moving in this line ‘Pawns in play for our creator.’ the p sound introduces the long ‘a’ in play and ‘creator’. Bravo.

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  3. Many of us have recorded their poems out here tonight; I enjoyed your reading. I’m latching onto the Hope prescribed in the piece. Hope has been trampled by Trump, reduced to an abstract thought–times to reinvigorate hope for sure.

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  4. “life’s fickle fate,” is such an elegant way of describing the roller-coaster we experience. There is mystery, coupled with crosswords whose outcome depends purely on the choices we make. Exquisite write and yes 🙂 I love your reading too! 💝

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  5. It is so hard to let go of the past, but the freedom it brings to enjoy the present and look forward to the future is worth it – life is indeed too short. I love the rhyming in this poem, Linda, and the way you describe the realisation of truth as light spilling on white paper.

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  6. I agree with your message: we’re all prisoners of fate but also blessed with each day of life. Your words and message sing out loud and clear!


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