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I have second thoughts aplenty.
Is that because I'm growing old
or just the heavy price of entry
to the land of tales all told?

Choices made or left to chance,
each leading to another place
like falling leaves which swirl and dance
while toward their final rest they race.

On some late nights I see then all.
Had I done this instead of that?
But one can't answer every call
nor wear every type of hat.

And every year adds to the toll.
Is free will a true reality
or just a loaded dice's roll,
each toss adding up to the real me?

Choices assail me late at night,
more as I face eternity.
Worries build with each hindsight.
Why can't I be content to simply Be?

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What a wonderful poem Sir, your metaphor is fab, today I was driving to a place outside town and I decided to turn back to change direction. It was a good day but I will never know what may have happened. Your second stanza is my favourite and your last lines are a damn good question.

Thank you...Teddy

Well this was a quick response lol. Thanks for dropping by for a read

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you could also add stan
or not to BE
LOVELY POEMY
JUST LIKE STANLY

Now you know I'd not quote Shakespheir directly

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i have learnt a lot from shakes neo and uuuuuuuuuuuuu thanx

I can totally relate to your philosophical thoughts. Many are the times when I pondered the same questions rather than let them slide. I guess advanced age will do that to us. An excellent write. Jerry

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Yeah I don't recall having these types thoughts when I was young.....whenever That was lol

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Hello Stan, your poem certainly makes one ponder about which way the dice will roll. I try not to think about this stuff too much, but it's inevitable.
I'm not so sure about the title, but the end rhymes, the topic, the content and spacing are all fine.
I'll return, all the best, Gracy

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"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

Well the title might be a bit weak but I very seldom change a title after posting. To me it seems as if it could be construed as a "trick" to gain more reads. As always, good to see you dropped by

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No one would think you were gaining more readers if you change a title, oh please thats poppy cock, in that case we just have to edit a full stop to gain more readers, i think readers come because they like the content inside, your are always a pleasure. now i agree with our dear gracy, she has pulled you up on your title. i think on this occasion at least put a question mark? To Be? i would have called this----- the crossroad of my thoughts----- but thats just me. Morning sir i know its the middle of the night but for me its 9.27 am and the sun is shining! LOL Have a great day Stanley. xoxo

Thank you...Teddy

The title isn't very memorable is it? I'll think about a change. (thinking, Now THAT should give me a headache)

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Try some beer, may take away the pain of the headache, I look forward to seeing something a bit more memorable!

Thank you...Teddy

Nice edit! That's so much better than
To be, bravo oxoxox

Thank you...Teddy

It took some thought which being uncommon for me led to needing aspirin for ensuing head ache lol

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