Course and Destination

Course and Destination

A Poem by Murtuza
"

Why worry about the route when you know where you want to be?

"
Here's the story, of two young folks
one named Scott, and the other, Rose.
They seemed for each other, perfect
and live happily together, if ever they met.
The Fates contemplated, drew out a plan
to have them meet, now wouldn't that be grand?

So they pulled some strings
and tried their level best
for the day that would bring
Fate's ultimate test.
The moment had arrived,
as along the days climbed.

In the library, they were to be met
"Accidentally", as the Fates suggest.

Shelved in its place, the two reached for the book
and as their hands met, gave each other a look.
The Fates were dancing, eager and content,
awaiting their victory, now the trap set.
So let's hear the account
of this story's leading couple
and for once, find out
the purpose of this fable.

Into their thoughts, let us course,
First into Scott, and then into Rose

Now our hero Scott, gives it a thought-
"Ah, two hands and only one book
but she's a lady, I can't be the crook.
To offer her it, is what I must do
What the book's about, I have no clue
So why make a fuss, I'll let her have it
And I'll go further, maybe read a comic"

Rose, with a couple of winks, pauses and thinks-
"Oh dear, The book I longed to read,
will I ever get, or will he even need?
Three days I waited, for it to be shelved
by me I so want, it to be held.
If I don't get, that book for use
I'll have to search, for another muse."

The Fates were at bated breath
while the two were at an arm's length
Scott, kind as he was, offered Rose
the aforementioned book of prose.
She kindly accepts, and they both part ways
The rulers of Fate, are now in a maze.

"Why did this happen? What wrong did we do?
Was there some mistake, in the plan we drew?"
The Fates, confused, were closely speculating
while somewhere else, someone was smiling.

Destiny, she was high above, grinning with joy
as the fates had failed; and foiled was their ploy.
For, no matter what the case,
Destiny has her own unique ways

Destiny and Fate, are two different things
But both, together, our life they bring

The former, our destination, only we can choose
the latter, the direction, in which we must cruise.

So like Scott and Rose, if your fates collide
be open, be brave. No need to hide
for your destiny, is only yours to find.
Just get ready, 'cause you're in for a ride.

© 2011 Murtuza



Author's Note

Murtuza
I wanted to write something different. Something unexpected. I hope you like it :)

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Nice little ode. I thought, fate and destiny were the same thing. apparently not. Did Scott ever get the book on prose?

Posted 6 Years Ago


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You tell a good story and picked a perfect subject amigo hell man i always either well okay almost always write about the bar go figure i live there
dam good write and you show sharp skill with this one

stay crazy Gonzo

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Oh! this is amazing. a storyteller and a poet combined in one, are you? beautifully done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Awesome :) What an amusing perspective on Fate and Destiny. Enjoyed this very much.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved it...fate and destiny...real good.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Dear Murtuza,

This is really a brilliant theme. Yes, this was unexpected, but it was very nice surprise.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 6 Years Ago


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I do like this, better the second time around ; )

Posted 6 Years Ago


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interesting piece of work... fate is the only thing which decides everything...can fool us sometimes or go as per our wish....great lines

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Wonderfully done, I bet Scott and Rose read the book together in the end. Destiny has a way of working it all out ; )

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Murtuza

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