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Leaking Pen

Rookie - 360 Points (Wellington, New Zealand)

Fortune Or Misfortune


Fortune or misfortune
One's true fortune
Or torture the enforcer
A destiny's orphan.

To which do I belong?
My quest has been too long.
Can I discern right from wrong?
Am I weak or am I strong.

The air I breathe is it free?
Like branches on a tree?
Or is it? Nature's outfit
The sights I see:
The sounds I hear
Loud and clear
Are they fear?
Or are they dear?

Fortune or misfortune
One's true fortune
Or torture the enforcer
A destiny's orphan.

To which do I belong?
My quest has been too long.
Can I discern right from wrong?
Am I weak or am I strong.

Life in each aisle
Either sterile or fertile.
Some are born to advantage
While others to disadvantage.
Where does my fate fit?
Abundance or scarcity will commit
Each one of us either to life or the pit.

Fortune or misfortune
One's true fortune
Or torture the enforcer
A destiny's orphan.

To which do I belong?
My quest has been too long
Can I discern right from wrong?
Am I weak or am I strong.

Ode to a Grecian Urn
A beautiful porcelain Urn
Reflects the heart of Keats
-Mine more like Milton's beats-
Not frozen in eternal time
Or sweeter than our rhyme
Just misshapes, one more or on less
My life is full of distress.

Fortune or misfortune
One's true fortune
Or torture the enforcer
A destiny's orphan.

To which do I belong?
My quest has been too long
Can I discern right from wrong?
Am I weak or am I strong.

Boum boum, yakety- yak
Excess, excess or just lack
'Hoity-toity! Hop-o'-my-thumb!
Tweedledee and Tweedledum!
This witches song, my mischievous brew;
Alert with flirt, flirt with alert you and me
Whose poem caught in a bum rap?
It's Leaking Pen's unsung wrap.

Fortune or misfortune
One's true fortune
Or torture the enforcer
A destiny's orphan.

To which do I belong
My quest has been too long
Discern all truth from wrong
Final words from my song.

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My brew inspired by:

Ode To A Grecian Urn by John Keats
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Boum by Charles Trenet
The Witches Song by Ruth Bedford

May 26,2013
Copyright Leaking Pen 2013
Rev Nov 11 2014

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Topic of this poem: destiny


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  • Rookie - 219 Points David Wood (5/30/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    We are all children of dentiny, some have it by the bucket load and others....... A brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

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