Sometime when I write a haiku I cannot break some words down into syllables. I think possibilities is five syllables—what do you think? Okay, some of you are going to tell me to check it out in the dictionary. So I will.
Be back in a moment……………
Okay, so it is five syllables. And it is also defined as “the potential for successful future development”. That is what I was going for.
Its cousins (or synonyms if you will) are: options, likelihood, opportunities, prospects, risks, odds, chances, and probabilities. But probability is not at all what I was going for—if something is probable it might happen or might not; possibilities seem more open and likely to happen.
What do you think? Do you like the word possibility or probability?