Wallace Dean LaBenne

Plans And Outcomes

Professor, therapist, author and poet.

Larger pictures show the small
but each part makes the whole.
Size and form should not appall but play a vital role.

Dubiety must be faced
but need not consternate.
Changing patterns aren't debased but shift and fluctuate.

Scheduled events are arranged
but sometimes preempted.
Preparations must be changed but also exempted.

Priceless moments do appear
but linger a mere jot.
They lift up spirits with cheer but fit a narrow slot.

Everyone will surely die
but few will fully live.
Many choices go awry but nevermore misgive.

Plans and outcomes seldom pair
but cause uncertainty.
Surprise results aren't unfair but serendipity.

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