Louis Gibbs


What if we are imagining our life,

And could design it as we go along?


What if there was no such thing as limits

To what we could be, or what we could do,

Simply by mindfully choosing what to imagine?


Such is the future for the human race if we

Simply avoid destroying ourselves first.



I give it an even chance.

  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 11th, 2017 00:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: I love the title my muse gave me for this one: Reflecting upon future possibilities ... or reflections from a possible future? There is, after all, a widely held concept that all time is simultaneous rather than sequential. Who's to say?
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 38
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  • Michael Edwards

    If only, if only.... great thoughts Louis.

    • Louis Gibbs

      I'm practicing the method now, and by golly, I believe there is something to it. Thanks for your comment, Michael!

    • FredPeyer

      Well penned, interesting concept, Louis! That future could have been yesterday. Maybe in a different dimension.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Now there is a thought! The possibilities are beyond our imagination, aren't they! Great comment, Fred.

      • Goldfinch60

        What if? One of the most telling questions in our life. Good write.

        • Louis Gibbs

          I believe we should never stop asking that question, as all great thinkers have done. I appreciate your comment, Goldie!

        • orchidee

          Well, I would say we can imagine it to a certain degree. There's also interacting with others, sometimes having to do what others say, so there's a balance, I think.
          Meanwhile - Am I me? Is that me in the mirror? Yep, cos the mirror cracked. It always does when it see me! Oh and I got headache thinking this deep first thing of a morning! heehee.

          • Louis Gibbs

            Why not all imagine together? Which, I believe, is exactly what we are doing, in creating this consensus reality. Sorry about the mirror, 'O'!

            • orchidee

              Your poem rather gave me a headache, with me thinking. I was not used to thinking, hence I wrote a daft poem for today! lol.

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            • WL Schuett

              I tend to think time is simultaneous , but who knows , another thoughtful writing from you . Well done

              • Louis Gibbs

                Much appreciated, WL! I agree regarding time.

              • Realistic Venture

                I think that was powerful, when you said "if we simply avoid destroying ourselves first." That is the challenge we face...
                Overall a deep poem. Noice!

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Thank you so much, RV. I'm so glad you appreciated it.

                • poelove

                  I've always thought that's the way life works...the focus has to be intense-as intense as the imagry...today I imagine I can be a writer of poetry..tomorrow I must remain focused..good poem louis/food for thought

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