Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Destiny - Poem by Alison Smith

What a strange life one must lead
Heading towards our destruction
We are born to die
But first we must survive

Someone has planned that at a point in our lives
We will decide to destruct
Nothing will equal that time
For that will be our climax

Everything we feel is perfect
Though its not as perfect
As the time we reach our destiny

What strange happenings will befall us all
Before our final performance?
How many times will we conclude
That nothing can be as great as this?

Try as we will the conclusion
Will be the best performance of our lives
For within us all
Is the desire to leave the world dramatically.

We all must leave our mark
Be it only that we have lived
It is a mark

Before I go I want to say
Thankyou for letting me go this way
Don’t tell me when I must go
For I know when my final performance will be.

Prepare me to judge as I will be judged
So that I can know when and how to help
Make it hard to understand
So that my feelings will be my guide.

Comments about Destiny by Alison Smith

  • (4/4/2007 1:43:00 PM)

    a great write alison, pure magic in every word wrote. (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (3/22/2007 12:16:00 PM)

    Great stuff, Alison... profound and very meaningful. Well done! !

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  • (3/21/2007 6:32:00 AM)

    Alison.. The point of life is to cherish every moment, live every second what will happen will happen...andrew...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (3/21/2007 6:28:00 AM)

    Alison, a profound statement that all us adhere to. Here today, gone tomorrow and hoping that we have left something behind. I believe that every person we meet we leave a little of ourselves with them that they carry with them through the rest of their lives. With you it is the beautiful poetry that you write and the warmth of your friendship. A beautiful piece of writing here. Thanks for sharing it. Your friend on the other side of the world.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011

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