Life is boobytrapped
You brush past a bush,
it ambushes, scratches you, you
hardly notice it, it
The sniper picks out you, you
are the unlucky one, one
of the others could easily have been, been
shot, shot dead, but no,
Life is boobytrapped.
It's a minefield, any minute, minute
germs, viruses, bacteria can invade, invade
through the tiniest crack, crack
the defences, or maybe you fall, fall
down a hole because someone stole
the cover, and next thing you know, know
Your hip's bust and then it's pneumonia
and death follows.
In the minefield of life.
What is the opposite?
Funny things opposites.
Square is not the opposite of round,
blue is not the opposite of red,
though we think so
but alive is the opposite of dead,
now that's a real opposite.
So what is the opposite of boobytrapped?
What the word that says life is laced with magic?
One word that says YES there are golden surprises,
there are wonders, there is grace.
You can be ambushed by laughter.
One word to tell that life is a minefield of blessings, celebrations and
Of hope realised through the serendipity of Providence.
I don't know that word.
Can you help?