What Is Life?

What Is Life? short poem

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Life is a myriad of vicissitudes
Leading us along diverse avenues
There is longing with great expectation
obsessed with desire for consummation
sometime reaching heights of joy untold
Then abysmal periods when misery unfolds
Usually settling on a level void of fanfare
Treading the medium path with much care
Which is the plight of the common mass
Count me among the extraordinary class
Having days interspersed with the unpredictable
Being enlivened with happenings inexplicable

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Muriel G. Singleton

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My family moved From Lincoln Heights, Ohio to Philadelphia. Pa. When I was fourteen years old; my Mother her young brother, 6 years older than me, my brother, a year and a month older, my sister eighteen months younger. My father was in the Military. I wrote my first poem at the age of 12. It was seven years later before I began to write again. I became involved with the International Society of Poetry in 1995. some of my of poetry was published in the local news paper, Phila. Daily news, phila. Sunday magazine. The National Library of Poetry.
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Life is filled with desires, ambitions and is so so unpredictable…Perfectly said!


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