We Choose Most Everything



We don't choose birth
We don't choose dearth
but often here on earth we choose to berth,
we choose to girth we choose our worth and mirth

We don't choose pain
We don't choose stain
but often on this plain we choose to deign,
we choose to feign we choose our wane and gain

We don't choose woe
We don't choose foe
but often in the flow we choose to row,
we choose to go we choose our know and show

We don't choose sting
We don't choose ding
but often through life's swing we choose to zing,
we choose to sing we choose most everything
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AAAA BBBB CCCC DDDD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 517
Words 106
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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