Crapshoot



Nothing is definite
so count on this:
life is a novel flight,
all hit and miss.

Nothing is forever
so count on this:
life is a time lever,
all hit and miss.

Nothing is preamble
so count on this:
life is a big gamble,
all hit and miss.

Nothing is revisit
so count on this:
life is a chancy fit,
all hit and miss.

Nothing is positive
so count on this:
life is a leaky sieve,
all hit and miss.

Nothing is absolute
so count on this:
life is any crapshoot,
all hit and miss.

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Submitted on January 13, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme xAxA bAbA cAcA dAdA eAeA fAfA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 446
Words 95
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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