Life is a Ceremony (poem)

From birth to death we strive to be free
and live with a sense of autonomy
To be independent
and do what we want
But the truth I’ve found
just isn’t like that
Instead we follow life’s set course
moving along, from dot to dot
The future, we think, is ours to shape
We create our own chances, it’s not down to fate
But predetermined ritual and rite
and followed traditions guide our life
From birth to death we strive to be free
but is life, in fact, a ceremony?

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via Ceremony — Prompts – The Daily Post


4 comments on “Life is a Ceremony (poem)”
  1. kertsen says:

    Philosophical and the old nut of free will. Some physicists have declared free will is an illusion and what we do is determined by our past.
    It is undoubtedly true that we do not control the circumstances of our birth or upbringing and both these things shape our lives. Those among the millions of poor and destitute have no time to dwell on these things they are too busy trying to get enough to eat.
    Even in the rich western democracies we are controlled by our income and millions have to work to lead the lives they wish to live.
    The super- rich are apparently free to please themselves but life is full of traps and they often fall into unhappy marriages or drug abuse , sometimes discontent as to what to do with all that spare time.

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  2. ashleyleia says:

    Very interesting use of the prompt.

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    1. Karen says:

      I often think a little perpendicular to the topic! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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