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A Knife's Edge

by Mark (Mitch) Weil 3 months ago in sad poetry
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Musing on Destiny & Choices

A Knife's Edge
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Destiny is

A funny thing

It’s push

And pull

Wax and wane

Toss you about

Like flotsam

On a raging river

What does destiny

Have in store for you

Do you strive

For it

Using the current’s speed

To reach the fulfillment

As quickly as possible

Or do you struggle


To escape that

Frenzied torrent

Battling against the tide

Until exhaustion

Overcomes you

Upon either path

Forks split the river

Decisions made

Or refused

Changing the route

And perhaps

The destination

Destiny is

After all

A funny thing

Multitudes of branches

And perhaps the delusion

Of control

May change your fate

Which means that

As you go on living

Your perfect existence

The one with all

The right choices

Your sublime destiny

Is balanced upon

A Knife’s Edge

sad poetry

About the author

Mark (Mitch) Weil

I am an aspiring author, both in the novel and short story genres. I have loved books and reading my entire life, and look forward to creating the same awe and wonder in readers that other authors have done for me over the years.

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