Life Changing Events



There are life-changing events that alter heart and soul:
ordinary episodes can modify the whole.

Leaving parents to start school embarks independence:
scholastic autonomy becomes the ascendance.

Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage:
a major revised status marking "coming of age."

Commencement ceremonies usher in employment:
financial sufficiency is the prime arrangement.

First intimate encounters transcend expectancy:
overwhelming emotion and stunning ecstasy.

A man and woman unite in holy matrimony:
connubial transactions producing harmony.

Embracing newborn babies form a tenacious bond:
impregnable defenses instinctively respond.

Undiscriminating death transports loved ones away:
an irreversible loss holds bereavement dismay.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Scheme AA BB XX CC DD DD EE FF
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 734
Words 101
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

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