L C Vieira

(Lisbon, Portugal)

Life Is Not Random (First Version)


Life is not random
When each fall
Lifts us higher
Than ourselves
Words unspoken
From beyond
The chance
Some greater plan
That I am more
Than what I know
And all is more
Than I know now

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Sunday, September 01, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

On August 4,2011, after reading Elizabeth Musser's inspiring book: 'Words Unspoken' I wrote this short poem - and sent it to her, too. Then, while away in the forest, I was trying to remember the words - left on a scrap of paper at my home. I couldn't think beyond the first two lines, so I wrote a newer, longer version. This is the original, short one - from that little scrap of paper!

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