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Patterns of Fate

Updated on June 19, 2013


If there wasn’t a them,

there would not be an us.

If there wasn’t a then,

there would not be a now.

Had I been in a different place,

I would not be here.

Pull one thread

and the picture fades.

Change one line

and the story dies.

Remove a step

and the waltz ends

All the shapes necessary

To hold our puzzle together

We cannot live in merely a part,

of this dream,

unless we keep them all.


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    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Anna! That is a great thing to say! And thanks for the follow!

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      Anna Haven 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Your poem leads a winding path that leads to much deeper questions. Thought provoking and interesting.

      Anna :)

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the visit and your kind comment! I agree, all things are connected.

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      5 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Nicely written! Reminds me of how we are part of a larger picture, and not just small parts of this world.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the visit and your wonderful compliment!

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Just great. I love the tapestry imagery.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I will in the future! Thank you again for your advice!

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      5 years ago

      keep writing and have consideration for your fellow hubbers by viviting their hubs and leaving a comment . it just le\ts them know you were there and they will reciprocate. ! you write well so keep it up and you will recieve the same .

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your advice! I have heard this from another writer as well, so I have slowly started commenting. I have only really been posting since about two months ago! I appreciate anyones helpful comments!

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful words that mean a lot . i haven't seen you on other hubs .. if you go and leave comments you might get more followers .. it helps to build your base

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Probably best not to wonder too much!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very profound. I have asked myself...if I could go back in time knowing what I know now, would I? The implications of such a decision would be unimaginable.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      We can't, but I believe we always end up where we need to be.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is really interesting. It capsulizes thoughts that I often have about where I am in life now, that "road not taken" stuff. One turn could have changed it all. For better or worse? We can never know.


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