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Poem-Take Charge of Your Fate and Make your Own Life

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Taking Charge of Your Fate and Life

Taking Charge of Your Fate and Life

Brenda's Word Prompt this Week

Brenda, our dear friend and fellow poet gives us inspiring word prompts every week. This gives us an opportunity to come up with creative responses and progress in our writing journey. We are thankful to Brenda for motivating us to keep trying something new and interesting every week. This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Fate’. I started to think as to what actually fate means to us.

When certain unexpected events occur in our life which are beyond our control, we say it was destined to happen or it was written in our fate. For example, when someone meets a person suddenly in a café or park who becomes their future life partner.

Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies

— Heather Schuck, entrepreneur

Some people believe that they are the makers of their own fate or destiny. Whatever the circumstances, we can achieve success only if we have the strength to overcome impediments in the path and strive towards our goal in life with dedication and determination.

My muse came up with a short story and a poem related to it. Hope Brenda and my Hubber pages like it.

Painting is her passion

Painting is her passion

A Short Story

This story is about a young girl Emma who has had a difficult life. Born in a large farming family, things were quite tough. Her parents worked hard on the farm from morning till night. It was a difficult life but they never complained about it. Though they were cheerful about the situation and made the best with what they had, Emma knew her parents were sad. They were righteous, self-respecting people and never took charity from anyone. She had heard people say how fate had been unkind to them and that they deserved a better life. Emma yearned to help her parents in whatever way she could to relieve them of their burdens

Emma grew up to be a diffident, shy girl, unable to make decisions on her own. She was an artist and sketched and painted beautifully. She was brilliant at her art and got appreciation for her exceptional work from everyone around her.

Nothing can be done without hope and confidence

— Helen Keller

She thought of starting a business of selling her paintings and art work online. She was very excited about turning her hobby into a business. But family and friends were not so encouraging. They reminded her that the business required capital investment, she had no experience and there was no guarantee her business would be successful. As she heard all these doubts expressed by her friends and relatives, she began to waver in her decision. She started to feel that she was not fated to start a business of her own and succeed in it.

Then her mother talked to her, discussed about all her doubts and fears around it. She convinced her to have confidence in herself and take the risk. This poem describes the mother’s advice to her daughter to not be fatalistic but have faith in herself and go ahead with her dreams. Because only by trusting one’s instincts and having faith in oneself can one hope to achieve success in any endeavor in life. She convinced her that she could take charge of her life’s destiny by taking the right decisions and acting with determination and strive towards achieving her dreams.

Take charge of your destiny, take responsibility for your own life. Achieve deep and lasting self-respect

— Ainslie MacLeod

Poem-Take Charge of Your Fate and Make your Own Life

When everything appears to go wrong

And there seems to be no way out

From the sorrows and pain

And you feel your fate is sealed.


When events come to surprise you

And Catch you off guard

When you are least prepared

They hit you hard.

All you can do is clasp your head

In your hands and lament on your fate

And wonder what you did to deserve

And get into this state.


Do not fret, have faith in yourself

Keep your composure, keep your smile

Keep your values and your priorities right

Learn from your failures,

They form your perception of life.

Aim to achieve your goals, your dreams

One day everything will be alright

Because the fate that made you suffer

Will one day make things right.


It is time to take charge of your fate

It is time to see your dreams through

You are capable of charting your own path

Your creativity cannot be snatched from you.

Flowers bloom in Spring

Flowers bloom in Spring

Be strong, you have purpose

Learn something new

Face each day with courage

No matter what fate tosses at you.


Look around you, look at nature

See the flowers that droop in the sun

Also flourish in the rain.

Learn the pace of nature

Everything will be fine again.

Break free from limitations

Establish your goal, determine to rise

Believe in yourself, you will succeed

No matter what fate has in store for you.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 08, 2021:

Good to see you Lorna. Thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated. I agree, belief in oneself is very important to become or achieve anything in life. Have a great day and stay blessed.

Lorna Lamon on June 08, 2021:

I enjoyed this story and poem Vidya which I can relate to. Believing in yourself is such a powerful mindset as our only limitations are those we set upon ourselves. Blessings.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 06, 2021:

Hi Linda, good to see you. Thanks for the nice comments. I am so glad you liked it. Brenda gives inspiring word prompts Linda. It motivates us to try something creative. Take care my friend, stay blessed.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 06, 2021:

I love the idea of taking charge of our fate. Your article is inspiring, Vidya. Thank you for creating it.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 06, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada, good to see you. I appreciate your nice comments. I agree we can chart our own destiny to a great extent. It is better to take charge of our own life, instead of blaming fate and not taking any action.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 06, 2021:

Hi Nithya, good to see you. Thanks for the nice comments. I am glad you liked the story and poem. It was a last minute idea. I totally agree with you. Our lives will be much better if we follow nature and learn valuable lessons from her. Take care, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 06, 2021:

Thanks Rozlin. I am glad you liked my work. Fate cannot be changed. Whether it is good or bad, we have to face it. But if we are positive and determinated, we can overcome any obstacle in life. Take care, stay Blessed.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 06, 2021:

Beautiful response to the word prompt, Fate! I liked your poem, story and the positive message!

I do believe that we can design our own destiny, by making the right choices, by taking charge!

Thank you for sharing!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 06, 2021:

Positive and inspiring story and poem. Beautifully written.

I loved these lines -

Look around you, look at nature

See the flowers that droop in the sun

Also flourish in the rain.

Learn the pace of nature

Everything will be fine again.

Break free from limitations

We have so much to learn from nature.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thanks Rawan for the nice comments. U am glad you liked it. Take care, have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for your lovely comments. I very much appreciate it. I am glad you liked my response. Take care my friend, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thanks Riya, glad you liked it. Have a great day.

Rozlin from UAE on June 05, 2021:

Great response to Brenda's prompt, Vidya. I liked the story and poem too. Both the story and poem conveys a positive message to face the fate of life.

Blessings and love

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thank you so much Pamela for your kind comments. I am so glad that you liked it. Your creative work continues to inspire me. Brenda is doing a great job, encouraging us to try our hand at poetry. The weekly word prompts give us a chance to exercise our creative muscle. I especially liked that you tried various poetry forms and came up with wonderful responses. Have a great weekend, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thanks John for your kind words. You, Brenda and my other Hubber friends are my inspiration. Your creative posts have enlighten led me a lot John. I am so glad you liked my effort. Means a lot to me. Have a great weekend, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on June 05, 2021:

Thanks Brenda, i am so glad you liked my response. I very much appreciate your comments. This is my first attempt at a short story. You give us such wonderful and thought provoking prompts Brenda. You, John and my other Hubber friends are my constant inspiration. I learned a lot from your awesome work here on HubPages. Please keep inspiring and motivating us. Stay blessed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 05, 2021:

Vidya

Your story is very inspirational. It tells us about a young girl who wants to pursue her talent, but she is shy.

She fears the thought of failing if she tries to open a business to sell her artwork.

Her mother helps her realize she should take the chance.

Taking charge of her own destiny.

Your Poem-"Take Charge of Your Fate and Make your Own Life" you describe the way we feel when we are let down.

We clasp our head in our hands and wonder why this fate has happened.

You tell us not to worry. One day everything will be alright.

For us to be strong, facing each day with courage.

Our dreams cannot be snatched away.

Believe in yourself and you will succeed.

This is a wonderful story & poem.

I will post a link in the article.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 05, 2021:

Hi Vidya, both the poem and the story give very positive vibes about accepting fate and being strong no matter what is thrown at you. Always see the positives, set goals and always try to find a way.

Great response to the challenge.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 05, 2021:

This is a wonderful story and poem, Vidya. I especially liked the message in your poem. This is a wonderful response to Brenda's prompt.

Blessings for you.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 05, 2021:

Amazing poem

Riya Bindra from Yamunanagar on June 05, 2021:

Wonderful! Made my day!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on June 05, 2021:

Beautiful story and poem, Vidya. Thanks for sharing. Lovely response to Brenda's prompt. I loved these lines

Do not fret, have faith in yourself

Keep your composure, keep your smile

Keep your values and your priorities right

Learn from your failures,

They form your perception of life.

Blessings and Love

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