It's Just A Grand Illusion

Is anyone in control of their life? Can anyone plan their life and never have anything interfere with that plan?

Life is not meant to be controlled. It's a grand illusion to think you have control.

We are all part of a much bigger story. The reality is that many of us, if given the chance to get a glimpse of our future, would not take advantage of that glimpse.

Life is meant to be lived. It is our experiences that are ours and ours alone. No two stories will ever be told the same. Happiness and sorrow are emotions meant to be experienced.

Joy can make your heart soar to unimaginable heights just as sorrow can make that same heart ache to its very core.



"It's a girl!", the doctor shouts as his daughter enters the world.

"She doesn't have long....", they tell him as he holds the wrinkled hand of his lifelong love.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.


A couple stands face to face and as a tear runs down her cheek, he vows to love her always.

Three years later, face to face as a tear runs down her cheek, he says he no longer loves her.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.


A family stands at the finish line of the marathon cheering for all that cross.

A madman sets bombs and many are injured and lives are lost.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.


A proud young soldier signs up to serve his country.

He returns home with a flag draped over his body.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.


She landed her dream job and celebrated all night.

The woman replaced, drowns her sorrows with vodka till passing out.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.


The rain keeps coming from dark clouds above.

A rainbow is stretching beneath rays of sun.

It's a grand illusion. Life continues.



Write your story. Feel the ups and downs and be thankful for each day whatever that may be.

Give it your best effort and when things don't go quite as planned, remember... that it is just a grand illusion... when you think you're in control.



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BNadyn 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

It really is all a grand illusion...beautiful piece!


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DexisView 3 years ago from New England Author

Glad you enjoyed it, BNadyn, thank you!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Definitely a grand illusion life is meant to be enjoyed and and every moment should be treated with care and love, life is not about taking control.


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DexisView 3 years ago from New England Author

Thanks for the read DDE. Enjoy every moment!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Yes you are so right. Whatever we feel is going to happen, or has indeed happened can change in an instant as you mentioned about the marathon. It happened over here today. Some poor guy, an army man came out of his barracks and was killed by two maniacs in the street, its been called a terrorist attack, long story, so sad, and its all over the news, nell


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DexisView 3 years ago from New England Author

Life is forever changing in an instant, Nell. We have little control, but I still believe in the power of positive thinking. Thanks for stopping in :)

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