So Much Depends

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So, your challenge is to write a new poem with the opening “So much depends upon….” and take it from there. That’s it! No haiku.”

 

So much depends on

a stitch, a nail, a link

as we rely on them

to do as they should

So much depends on

trust, a promise, a contract

to be what they pledge

and yet, you so readily fail.

 

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24 responses to “So Much Depends

  1. This is so direct and practical…concise work…wise words.

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  2. Oh dear. Hate to use the overused word poignant but this is poignant. Thanks, Debi.

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  3. Ow. I didn’t see that coming, which made it all the more poignant.

    –coal (Fireblossom)

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  4. This just weaves fantastic images!

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  5. Oh nicely done.. so true.

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  6. Oh I guess in the end promises are like stitches came undone… life is all the mending of our seams.

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  7. Kerry O'Connor

    You drew an amazing comparison in the 2 parts of the poem.

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  8. Great things can be won or lost on the smallest of details, yes

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  9. This is just pithy awesomeness, as sharp as the nail within.

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  10. So much depends on others meeting their obligations. But depending on 3rd parties can be most frustrating as they are not obliged to us!

    Hank

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  11. I like this message. It is clean and clear, yet poetic.

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  12. Well, we always rely on something…good as seems at that moment…who knows…life is mane editor…

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  13. So good. Promises, even contracts not kept.

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