The Trouble with Destiny

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Each of us has a reason.

But of which reason do we speak:

the reason to be reasonable

or to fight reason?

What do we seek?


To every sphere there are two poles

but much land in between.

Identifying the poles is the easy part

but most live in neither place.

Most straddle the fence in between.


So how do you find your destiny?

I ask more to the point

What do you want?

If you can find what that is

then the rest will sort itself.

The line grows taunt.


Fate cannot cut

the iron line,

for it starts anew at the end.

The brightest start

comes from the hero who

loses themselves to win.


Now is the time for choosing.

Will you reason to enlightenment

or unreasonably decay?


As I said, most live in the middle

so to the middle I speak.

Aim for the light, you may end up short

but aim for the short;

in weakness you may end in the dark.



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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

This is so true...living your destiny requires sacrifice, and you only fail if you try. Thanks for sharing this, Jaggedfrost. I am passing it on!


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

Thank you for passing it on and I am glad you enjoyed it. Peace go with you Midget38.


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Michael Beskalis 3 years ago from San Francisco

we try living our destinty...but the trouble is, is destiny on our side? Does she favor us? Is she in good standing with us? What you is beautiful. thankyou for sharing.


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

I don't beleive that destiny is detached from the person living it. I beleive that a person'sdestiny is the natural out flowing of a person's inner desires.


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Michael Beskalis 3 years ago from San Francisco

Friend, oh how i wish i could agree. Each one of us finds ourselves in situations and circumstances that are beyond our control and they put a limit to how far we can go with our desires. isnt destiny how put us in these situations and circumstances, or better, she put them in our lives.


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

I beleive that destiny comes in two forms. First, choices, these we can change and alter. These come from our willingness to act. Second, consequences, these are a result of choices and cannot be altered to suit us. If we find ourselves in the midst of a consequence then we can feel trapped but even then there is a way to turn these things around by changing internally so that when the consequence ends we are free to choose a different way. I beleive that at times we might feel that the consequence does not fit the circumstance. I beleive this to be a matter of perspective. Often when people discuss such things it is because they are too emotionally conflicted on the subject and cannot objectively consider the true cause of their problem.

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