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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happenstance




So much in my life 
Depends upon dumb luck, 
Random flukes,
Cosmic coincidences 
Beyond my control, 
The accidental twists that  
Fate sends my direction, 
Rendering my decisions 
Nearly meaningless 
As I meander 
Through this world, 
Pretending to have a hand 
In my own destiny.

13 comments:

twinkly sparkles said...

Nice, Mary. I really like this.

CC Champagne said...

I so know this feeling... An also the feeling (afterwards) where I start wondering if all that happened really was just dumb luck!!! Like the poem!!! *smile*

Victoria said...

Interesting that I've read two poems by two Marys this morning on this prompt and both hit our lack of control - so true whether we're talking about dumb luck or fate. I like the wordchoices that you made to convey your message. I sure know the feeling of having my choices overridden by circumstance.

Mary said...

Oh, Mary, I love this poem! If nothing else we can always blame just plain 'bad luck.' LOL

Peggy said...

So very true--so much depends on happenstance. A little scary really. Thanks for being the first to post your response here on Poetry Jam.

Carrie Burtt said...

I like the line cosmic coindence....this is a cool response to the prompt Mary. :-)

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i tend to believe i do have a hand in it...maybe i am just comfortable with my illusion...smiles...my luck cant be this bad...ha

janaki nagaraj said...

Love this...destiny.

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow- I enjoyed your take on the prompt... I love the ending, Mary.

The Bug said...

You know, sometimes I LIKE thinking that I don't have any control because that takes the responsibility out of my hands. Ha!

Mystic_Mom said...

I know this feeling, even though deep down I don't really believe in luck (good or bad)...great write though! Loved how you put it all together so well.

artbyrae said...

Sometimes you can guide the luck and sometimes it feels like there was no way to make anything any different!

Laura said...

Perfectly expressed...we want so much to believe we have "control"...and yeah, we make choices, but ultimately we are all riding in the passenger seat.