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Life's Script
by Regis Auffray
Friday, February 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Not really a poem I don't think... ...more like thoughts.

Life's Script

Some say
You write your own script
In this life

If that were so
I would write mine
And you would be with me

If that were so
Scripts would conflict
Too many directors
Too many actors
Too many angles in the plot
The production would be a mess
The audience (you and me)
At best confused
At worst crazy

Come to think of it
Look at the world
Around us

No wonder people

That’s what I am doing
So you can be with me

Copyright © Regis Auffray
February 2005
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/21/2014
Once, Twice but not Thrice, in my life script.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/25/2009
If I wrote my own script, I would be arrested within 48 hours! Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/22/2009
Only you mon ami can turn words into sheer gold. Tout simplement manifique!!!!!!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/16/2009
Hi Regis, Are we the audience of our own script? It feels like it, to me. When all the dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying is over, we end up on the stage anyway, watching others watching us. Very thought-provoking and deep. Only you.... thank you for sharing...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/5/2008

A witty play on the metaphor. So much truth in what you say. The ending has a sad feel, which is something I see often in your deep writes; a longing. Thank you for sharing this work:)
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 4/7/2005
Beautiful graphic photo Regis!
I have missed your works most of all!
Super flow of words,
you have what it takes!
Becca Lang (changed my last name to my Mom's)
Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas 3/24/2005
Regis I love it!
Reviewed by Tova Gabrielle 3/21/2005
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 3/17/2005
Very Nice Regis

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2005

Thought beautifully penned--excellent!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Debra Barone 3/14/2005
I love captures my own thoughts and God, how I wish we could write our script sometimes; yet all we can do is hope and pray
Reviewed by M. B. 3/10/2005
Regis, this is so true though:

If that were so
Scripts would conflict
Too many directors
Too many actors
Too many angles in the plot
The production would be a mess
The audience (you and me)
At best confused
At worst crazy

You seem to always manage to realistically capture the best and the worst of life so gracefully within your words. That's raw talent plated with 24k gold skill.

I look forward to reading your poetry.


Reviewed by Pier Tyler 3/4/2005
Great thoughts; glad you decided to share them. Dream, Hope, Wish, Pray, find myself doing it every day. I know exactly what script I'd write...
Reviewed by Dana Matthews (Reader) 3/4/2005
A Sippur of life and longing...
Your thoughts touch us all Regis.

T C - D a n a
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/2/2005
Very nice and well written Regis. You do have the flair for the dramatic, and that is what capitvates us an audience. May the Lord be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love, peace, & (((HUGS))) ... Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/2/2005
Ahhh...Regis...what a lovely, lovely piece!
The graphic complements it perfectly, too.
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 3/2/2005
May our worthy prayers be answered.
May the unworthy prayers die before being born.

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/2/2005
Dear Regis...I can relate this my friend...I cried after reading this write of yours....the ending made me shed tears...this is very deep and powerful my friend....well, you are the master of the verse my friend....your words touched the heart of your reader and thats the reason why I rate you very high as a poet....You are the role model my n luck...let me end by quoting your own write..."No wonder people

That’s what I am doing
So you can be with me'"


Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/1/2005

Exquisite write my friend ... definitively refined - outstanding!!

Best regards,

Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/1/2005
I've missed some excellent work by not visiting your A/D site and reading more often. This is just another exquisite example of the thought provoking master pieces you write. Excellent my friend.

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/1/2005
It's true. Neither our (socially) productive nor our imaginative powers are absolute. Yet, we are not meant to resignate. You caught this reality very well in your poem. It carries a nice and thoughtful melancholy.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/1/2005
An Awesome write indeed... Regis
as all yours truly are

William .....Peace
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/28/2005
Regis, you write such romantic verses ... everyone swoons, perfection achieved :)! Fabulous artwork too! Bravo! Hope you get your wishes :)!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 2/28/2005
May it be so Regis.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/28/2005
c'est terrifique!! well done, mon ami! bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Linda Hill 2/28/2005
This is awesome, my friend...
You write with beauty and style!

Your friend, ~Linda
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 2/28/2005
Stream-of-consciousness poems are my favorite as they reveal what is really in the persons mind, in the exact way it flows out.

I agree with you, it is our desire to mold the world to fit our internal scripts that definitely creates confusion. Actually I think to be more precise: it creates unmet expectations. And boy oh boy, watch out for those unmet expectations when they come barreling at you at nearly the speed of light. But when it works, it is the best thing in the whole world. It is peace.

~ Sara
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 2/28/2005
Very romantic and light-hearted contemplation of life. Perhaps we all should dream/hope/wish/pray a bit more. Franz
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 2/28/2005
This flowed so naturally, Regis. Well done!
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 2/27/2005
I liked the style you used for this one; it was almost like reading one of those stream-of-conscious papers. I do agree that a scripted life would seem to easier at the moment, but scripts only work in movies and soap operas- well movies anyway LOL. Just remember that all things happen for a reason and everything happens as it should :) *HUGS* and take care. Danielle
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/27/2005
If that were so
I would write mine
And you would be with me

..the above says it all..indeed you have a way with words Regis..I gather you have a way with love as well..
saved this one..:)

Reviewed by Kenny Baez 2/27/2005
i like the line variation and the sentiments expressed - living by love is the best philosophy! k
Reviewed by Dale Clark 2/27/2005
Very romantic and quite nice.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/27/2005
One sweet pen Regis
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/27/2005
This was so true and lovely Regis, beautiful expression in this outstanding poem,

Reviewed by Handsum Hart 2/26/2005
In the end, we do write our life's story, nice work
Happy writing Regis

Joy and sunshine
Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2005
a well scripted sense of longing ... much enjoyed ...
Reviewed by john zimmerman 2/26/2005
hauntingly beautiful,
and deeply resonant

a poem it is
and a good one!

john +
Reviewed by A PAX 2/26/2005
Oh I like this theme lol
I relate and have written on it myself.
I guess we are souls given to speculation.......
its always good I believe to have aspirations beyond acceptance........
we hold the world in our yearnings.........
and find magic in our wishes!
oh now I am meloncholy! lol
pax A
Reviewed by June Thompson 2/26/2005
much enjoyed. I liked the photo very much as well. life is a movie, a game, so many things it has been called but most importantly they say it is what you make of it.
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 2/26/2005
How true

Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 2/26/2005
Beautifully longing, Regis. Love could do a lot and only one of them is to make us dream and dream forever:) :)

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/26/2005
Some seem to read the wrong script..
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/26/2005
I love this write, Regis. I've often thought the same thing about folks who say we can just name it and claim it. If that were so easy, then I'd have a lot better lovelife and more toys. LOL
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 2/26/2005
May I suggest a gentle irony, Regis? In writing this, and it's wonderful, indeed, you have scripted part of your life... the lovely thing is, you allowed us to see it.

I like the way you tied it together at the end. It's a bit of a quiet rant, yet that is all part of it, isn't it? Poetic is what I'd call it. (smile) katy xox.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/26/2005
Regis, It may not be poetry in the form of the educated. But it heart and soul poetry for all that's read it.
The scripts in our lives are not always ours to write..but we can keep freelancing until we get it right.
Beautiful work and magical thoughts Regis.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/26/2005
Caught up into the disordered world that is at once chaotic, unfathomable, outside of our control - and yet, at the same time, has a perfect rhythm, pattern, order and natural "rightness" about it, even within the seeming randomness... if you are in the midst of it with the other person/soul that lends stability and reason to your "reason to be". That personal counterbalance survives - even thrives, I think, in the midst of all things and is more sharply noticed when life is "a mess". Sounds like the poetry that is life. Your words are perfect sanity and perfect poetry to me, Regis, as always. TY and bless you (both!!) Kate xx
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 2/26/2005
Dear Regis,

As always you get wonderful feedback from your fellow poets here at the den and deservedly. I did notice that some people referred to this poem as 'prose' while others call it poetry. I know that the purist's view would be that anything that doesn't conform to a strict metrical structure or that doesn't rhyme is not poetry but I don't hold to this view. I think that poetry encompasses many styles and forms, including free verse which I believe this is. You are very gifted Regis and your poetry always inspires me.

You pose an interesting question. Do we write our own scripts? I think that this might hold true to a point but there are circumstances that are simply out of our control. I found it interesting that you use this analogy and then seem to refute it. Where old Bill Shakespeare compared us to actors in a play, you see 'us' as the audience. Is this because you feel powerless at this time? I pray your script plays out and that your 'mirajolie' will be with you as you desire.

Love Chanti
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/26/2005
Done to perfection Regis!!

Sighhhhhhhh....yes sighhhhhhhhhhh!!

Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/25/2005
"If we could write our own scripts..." I'm trying to imagine the incredible kaos that would ensue in this scenario and all I see are millions of puppets whose lines are hopelessly tangled, and puppeteers fighting for space on the stage! May you be united with the object of your dreams soon, Regis...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/25/2005
If life had a script, I kinda think it would be boring...though it would be nice to know a bit of the future...? Ed
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/25/2005
Nicely done, Regis!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/25/2005
Excellent! Very Methodical and Great points here and you always keep that Romance, Love and Peace about you! Beautiful You!! Beautiful Poem!! Picture I love it! This poem will help me dream too, of you and her!!!
Thanks my friend.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/25/2005
If this is not poetry, then it must be poetic thoughts at least. Never let go of your dreams, Regis. Nothing is impossible if you believe it will happen and desire it to happen.
Take care,
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/25/2005
Sounds insane!...but it's wonderful! Who wants to be sane?... Well not me anyways. Heeeheee!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/25/2005
hmmmmm sounds like love to me, and beautiful poetry!
Hope your wishes materialize!;-)

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/25/2005
Sounds great to me....
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 2/25/2005
This is a lovely friend has such a beautiful heart! Michelle
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/25/2005
Nice thoughts... lol. Reads like poetry to me.
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 2/25/2005
i think your destiny is to find peace...i truly do...great poem.

Reviewed by Huda Orfali 2/25/2005
If I were to write my own script!
Well, I'll let God write it for me now bcus am not inspired to write :(
Beautiful poem, Regis, thanks for sharing
Love and peace
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/25/2005
This is a splendid write, Regis....
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 2/25/2005
I love this. Poetry it is!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 2/25/2005
Ah, I was hoping to find a Regis offering.
Always a gem to study, and put in different lights to see all it can do.
I'll let God write this script any day. He is getting it right now. LOL.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/25/2005
It sounds a lot like poetry to me Regis and definately gives the reader pause to thought as well as a glimpse of the love you have for your "someone". I like this one a lot.

Reviewed by Faye Enno (Reader) 2/25/2005
Beautiful write. :)
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/25/2005
I like this is a really good thing to write our own script but then maybe we would miss some key characters if we did. So we must be content with a biography.
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/25/2005
It's romantic poetry to me.
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 2/25/2005
I call it wishful thinking in the form of lovely prose.....
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 2/25/2005
Interesting thoughts and profound actually. Think about it though...most of us do write our own scripts, that is why the world is a mess and we keep dreaming, hoping, wishing, and praying...
because we don't let God take control and guide us to a more beautiful path than we can dream of for ourselves.

I really like this piece Reg...

Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 2/25/2005
loved reading this, truly delightful!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 2/25/2005
Most Excellently Done,i.e. Your Best Yet Done Right On_

Most Important Is To Never Stop Dreaming--For With Out Your Dreams You,I (Nobody) All Will Have NO THING To Look Forward Too_

In Midst Of (It All) Your Dreams--- You Make SACRIFICES As I Have You Can Too--For Sure I Know Your Dreams Will Come True...

Your True Friend,TRASK
Reviewed by Aberjhani 2/25/2005
A moving song of love, longing, and gentle rage. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 2/25/2005
Excellent write Regis...Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 2/25/2005
Wow, I think you have a winner of a pitch here! Very romantic, and so very true, if only life were like the movies.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/25/2005
Oh, Mr. Auffray, I would call it prose and I would call it good. And my momma told me to never lie.

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