Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

Life's Play


People often say
‘you’re born as an empty page’
perhaps awaiting a script
or someday, to write your own _

but life’s twists and turns
add a flurry of uninvited guests.
Some may ruffle or turn your world
upside down.

Some roads are dead ends
and some are blocked
while life leads you down
a different path.

Few get to travel along
the same road for too long
and maybe that’s a good thing,
or maybe not?

I hope your road is smooth,
lined with friendly faces
to ease your way
and help if times get tough

Life is a big conundrum,
why are you here,
where are you going,
who are your allies?

It’s a perverse play,
your opening lines have been written
but the ending is not yet spun
and the scenes go quickly by.

Submitted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 05, 2014

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  • Danny Draper (4/7/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    A great philosophy and clear and valuable insights shared. If you have not already read it please see along a similar vein my poem What reason for this mortal stand. (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (4/5/2013 12:08:00 PM)

    As the great man himself said, All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. (Report) Reply

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