Evolutions Keep Changing the Story

Random events rudely intervene to alter the script of my clan

A choreographer steps to meet the beat of a stilted stick man

Darkness renders the past to focus light on the naked scan

Evolutions keep changing the story of my well laid master plan

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A revolving glass door blurs the colors keeping pace as ran

Muddies the suit now in the rain once distinctly black and tan

Each moment part of the scheme commingling drips in the pan

Evolutions keep changing the story of my well laid master plan

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Lighting the good, the bad and vastness in-between the span

The sun, the moon and stars cast empty shadows they foreran

Reveal meaningless pursuits grounded in the land of less than

Evolutions keep changing the story of my well laid master plan

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Rags to riches inverts in the passage of an endless race outran

Winded by the arrogance that had sustained life above any ban

Destiny spoon fed life to my angry heart held hostage veteran

Evolutions keep changing the story of my well laid master plan

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Until the moment death us do part, nature holds the winds fan

Once earthbound tied, our lives intertwined of sheer, flimsy saran

In the end each soul of us will live on knowing love as it began

As evolutions kept changing the story of my well laid master plan

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." We can start out with the best of love and intentions in a relationship and then suddenly it is off track. Oh, how life intervenes in our plans! LOL I enjoyed reading this one Amy. Reminds me of me! LOL


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ashleeosborn 4 years ago

Fantastic poem. Wonderful writing, and I loved the concept.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, I'm so glad I stopped myself from using "best laid plans", Suzette. I didn't think of Mice and Men, but everyone else will!!! I swear sometimes I feel like I just crawled out from beneath a rock! Yes, my divorce, which I wanted, and then, immediately being laid off after 13-years at the workplace left me in a sad, sorry state. All my plans blown straight to hell. I just got a text from my ex, who also had plans waylaid, as he informed me he just had a heart attack at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. He's already had a stint placed and is recovering in hospital, and will go home with one of his daughters tomorrow, as he cannot drive yet. We just never know, no matter how much we think we know. Thank you, Suzette, for your time and, always, your delightful feedback.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, ashlee, so much for your inspiring, encouraging words. I appreciate your time and thoughtful attention.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Keep this up, Amy, m'dear, and Robert Burns' poetic efforts will be doomed evermore to second place. Example: "... our lives intertwined of sheer, flimsy saran..." What a picture you paint with your words!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Now, you have me laughing, my dear, sweet drbj. I have to tell you, my most esteemed mentor, I am like a kid with a school project when I write. or paint, for that matter. It starts out pure imaginative fun, then I start to worry about how good it is, making a few adjustments and then I wait for the feedback. Each and every step matters to me. But, most of the descriptive phrases arrive during the initial "fun" part, when I feel uncensored. I suppose in writing this to you, it makes sense. After all, the creative, imaginative side we all remember most was the best part of childhood. See, my friend, you always inspire me by making me think. Love you


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

I enjoyed your work and liked the metaphorical presentation. Thanks.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear whonunuwho, I love your comment, especially your reference to the metaphorical. Thank you so much.


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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

I loved that life "evolutions keep changing the story"...it really sounds beautiful to me. And it's so cool how you got all of the lines to rhyme with the same 'an' ending!! I'm impressed by things like that :)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, thank you so much, Haley. You made my day letting me know that you like this piece.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...wow that's so nice Amy to see Haley here ....... and yes you know how much I adore the words and music of Leonard Cohen - in particular this video presentation ........ and speaking of great words - well here they are again - packed tightly into a dense soulful poetic package and so beautifully woven into your very own signature style which for me at least always requires 2 or 3 re-reads because there is so much going on here to digest the first time around.

And I highly doubt that any evolution could ever put you off your master plan because the real word here is 'revolution' - and with each presentation at the Hub you are giving your readers a 'revolution' and 'teaching class' on how to make us think, feel, ponder, wonder and debate - that is the real revolution I'm talking about -

the Becherer revolution - sign me up - who gets to carrry your flag?

lake erie time 5:29pm


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Mister C, you are already waving my flag! And, you make my efforts look so much better than deserved. You are a true friend. You give my novice poetic heart, full of ideas and thoughts "popcorning" to get free, fiery motivation. Some day, before I die, I want to write something so outstanding it rivals the sparkles on that lake of yours. Since the day I was inspired by the first "epigramman" I read here, I've come a long way, baby. I've got a long way to go, but it sure is fun trying. Some of the happiest moments I have are when I'm writing. It just doesn't get better than that. Thank you for your support in words that keep my mind and spirit fired up and my fingers on the keyboard.

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