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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Stars Do Not Decide For Us

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The stars do not decide for us
They are but flames that burn the night
They do not cast our fate but just
Reflect it back within their light.

Though we may wish upon the stars
The stars do not decide for us
We choose to become what we are
The cure for savage luck is trust.

A shining caracol and thus
Its twists and turns an endless game
The stars do not decide for us
And so our lives are much the same.

While Heaven's reach is far and true
And kneel before her strength we must
What we believe and what we do
The stars do not decide for us.


6 comments:

nene said...

Wonderful soliloquy but my spiritual nature attends to my beliefs otherwise.

Bryan M. White said...

"...go ahead and pray but then go do something.."

Indeed!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you accepted the challenge, Lola! This is my favorite pair of lines:

"Though we may wish upon the stars
The stars do not decide for us"

I'm always so impressed with those who write in form; it is NOT my gift. :) But you did a great job. And you made an excellent point. Our choices are our own.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Brian Miller said...

nice...love how you worked the melting words in there...and my fav part...

Though we may wish upon the stars
The stars do not decide for us
We choose to become what we are
The cure for savage luck is trust


dont blame the stars...smiles.

Mynx said...

very true and beautifully said

wolfsrosebud said...

Stars have a lot to say...