The Episodic Narrative of a Predetermined Life – Haiku
Life already written,
Only the details remain
To reach completion
Each major event
Preplanned for continuity
But scheduled by whom
Is the narrator
Seeking conformity through
Hearts, minds, and expectations
The only hurdle
Your absolute acceptance
Unless you decide
You get to choose your own path
And life becomes real
A Predetermined Life or Free Will
One of the oldest questions known to man could easily be whether we have free will or whether our lives are already predetermined by some higher force or power. This piece questions the notion that our lives are planned but takes an interesting twist in questioning the process. Maybe life is a combination of both concepts; those who sit back and allow their existence to unfold in front of them are the majority of the masses. However, those who choose to step out of line and refuse to allow themselves to be controlled are not punished; instead they are rewarded for their bravery and allowed to live rather than merely exist.
Also the concept of a higher power is introduced; in this piece we see the term narrator to describe that being. Since writers so often “speak” to their audiences in terms of vocabulary and text, I felt the term fit quite well.
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4 thoughts on “The Episodic Narrative of a Predetermined Life – Haiku”
Very cleverly done, Ralph. You make a strong point of having the ability to choose rather than just letting life happen. Each Haiku is a complete message on its own. Reading them all in order gives the reader the whole scenario of living in the way of choice for an individual, with one’s own truth. Great work, dear poet.
Nicely posed Ralph, I believe it is a combination of both. We create the details of our playing field, yet the field itself is as it should be for the soul in learning. Well done.
Thanks – I’m trying some new techniques out
I like this alot RJ , there you go you got me to thinking again !………..;-]