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Bemused-The Final Steps


Bemused- The Final Steps

She made her way, steadily, through the aisle,
Uncertain of what awaits at the end,
Forcing herself to put up a faint smile,
Not allowing her fears to ascend.

"Would it be the wisest thing to do?"
She asked her skeptical self.
"What if it's a blunder too?
Would I then blame myself?"

"To be or not to be-
Is that really a question?
Do we truly have a choice?
Or is it all predestined?"

"How often did this come to my mind?
And yet I found no answer", she said.
"Perhaps the wisest thing would be not to think at all,
And greet whatever lies ahead".

And as her thoughts kept racing through her mind,
Steadily, she made her way through the aisle,
To reach for the boulevard not walked for a while.

Farah N Huq

Taking the final steps can often be confusing as life does not give us a second chance. But does planning our moves make a difference in the outcome or is it already planned by the Almighty?In this poem the boulevard is a path of uncertainties taken up with the fear of it's consequences.


© 2020 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

I totally agree with you in that!

Kyler J Falk from California on April 06, 2020:

Chaos theory is the science that would explain that situation. No gaps in my mind, but c'est la vie!

I'm just not willing to hand my control over to forces I can control given the proper effort, always a sore concept to me when I am able to measure and produce evidence to the contrary of more mystical ideas. Too many out there willing to take one step into mysticism where logic would take them ten steps further in half the time.

Then again, there is beauty in mysticism that can't be ignored.... Duality, as the world would always have it.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

You could be right, Kyler. :) Actually there's no scientific evidence to support things like destiny or fate. But sometimes we are forced to ask questions, eg, when a person crosses a road keeping in mind all the rules and yet gets hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. His actions in this case were not what had caused the outcome. It could be that we probably fill these gaps in our understanding by the words fate and destiny, it could be! You watched "Final Destination" right? :) Freakish! Anyway, I do hope you are right. Take care Kyler.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 06, 2020:

So if your destiny is predetermined, then the choices you make would not matter. You could sit and do nothing, and still the outcome would be the same. You could choose to step in front of an oncoming bus, but destiny would still be the same. You could jump off a bridge, invest in the stock market, or you could even be the one to solve string theorem but your destiny would be the same.

No, destiny is chosen by the one walking the paths of life. It can be controlled, changed, and even avoided altogether given the proper effort and innovation.

If destiny is predetermined, unavoidable, then let us all sit down, do nothing, and await destiny together.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

Thank you, Kyler, for your encouraging words and also for your insight to the topic. My personal experience is that no matter how much we try to be in control of the way we want our lives to be, quite often things do take a drastic turn in the opposite direction. We can hope, we can try, but the final outcome remains the same, which may or may not be in our favour everytime. Blessed are those who got their desired path and could reach their desired destination without any obstacles. And I pray you are amongst the blessed ones. :) Take care, Kyler. Your feedback will be much appreciated.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 05, 2020:

Wise men know that you control the path you take, and only when you continue to walk the same path is destiny predetermined. If you do not like the destiny that awaits you, change the path you walk on. If it is fear that keeps you to a destiny you do not want, because you fear the follies of a new path, then do away with fear. Then again, most people in the world are content to submit themselves to the forces of others and if we were all so free then things would not flow so smoothly.

This poem really gets you thinking! Thank you for sharing!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 05, 2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Lorna. I agree with you too. I do believe in destiny. It's the sidetrack that scares me

Lorna Lamon on April 05, 2020:

I believe our paths are predestined - we usually end up taking the right one, although we may get sidetracked along the way. A lovely poem and a clever use of rhyming.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 05, 2020:

Thank you so much, John, for adding your opinion. I absolutely agree with you. I also believe we have the option to choose the course to our predetermined destiny. The final outcome remains the same.

I am new here, so still trying to figure out how it works. You are a very good writer and it would be nice to get feedback from expert hubbers like you. So thank you once again. Stay well and stay blessed! :)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 04, 2020:

We can spend our whole life questioning our actions and worrying if we made the right choices, so much so that we miss out on all the wonders of the world all around us. I think there is a predetermined destiny but it's up to us how we reach it.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 04, 2020:

Thank you so much for the support and appreciation Shan. Feedback such as yours is what keeps me motivated. Stay blessed always ❤

Shan on April 04, 2020:

One of my favorite.. among the other great poems.. just feel privileged to be able to read and experience them first hand.. with best wishes..

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 04, 2020:

Are you a believer of destiny?

Please feel free to leave your comments, opinion or questions below. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

With love,

Farah N Huq

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