Rebirth – is your life more than this?

Falling, or jumping? Copyright Five Cram

Falling, or Jumping?

How hugely much was determined

by my birth – my parents, family,

class, country, its economy –

the circumstances of my rebirth.

How far-flung the apple from the tree?

What credit in what I am now?

All the effort for nothing somehow,

swimming hard to stay where I’ve been.

Death will offer me a short interlude,

is this a snakes and ladders game?

Do we roll random dice to play?

What birth will it bring me into?

Can I swing it to land where I choose

– is there nothing at all I can do?

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