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Fate's Lamentation

I believe we recreate our pasts and futures many times by pulling them in from dreams


Is the trick to eliminate
the lamenting of fate?
I don't want to build a new world
But for a day to bring the sublime
Into a mundane state of mind
This is the idea that tempts me
To drown in living waters
And dance the never ending beat
of the trained heart
Not to blacken or ever stop
Because it beats for you
Keep teaching me about love
I've placed you at the center
Outwards my steps like a giro
Have you placed above
Awkward I know, but I still
Today, call you, "hero"
It's said two people can meet
Two paths, two homes
I see you in the future, walking
I'll meet you again
When the timing is right
And I'm laid in stone
Soldier, sword at your side
Forever, I'm coming
Cast off my pride
Bury me low, I'm coming home


Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on July 11, 2019:

Happy you found your peace.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on July 11, 2019:

The Hippie movement began by following the teachings of the Christ but they weren't able to give up likes and dislikes (the knowledge of good and evil) and reason purposes rather than sense perception judging.

What I did the day I walked away from my wife was dedicated "every fiber of my existence" to god and asked IT to control them and me. Then when I rebelled against what I was doing it reminded me of that surrendering. The Christ did say give to "Cesar that which is Cesar's and to god 'our bodies'." I also told god I was going to consider everything I had been taught to be in error and asked IT to teach me. That nullified all of parental, church and governmental schoolings and god punished and rewarded me until I learned how it taught. But, if you are not interested I will leave it up to you.


Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on July 11, 2019:

Thanks Elijah. I got born again as a kid. Then tried a few other religions including Shaivism. Thanks again for your input

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on July 11, 2019:

Linda, I'm 74 and was questing life since as young as I can remember, especially after being raised up in the church. I went through an experience the Bible calls born again. The conception happened somewhere between Sep. and Oct. '73 and the birth Sep. 6, '76 when I walked away from my job. [The house on my profile has my life story under the title "THE BOOK OF ELIJAH: A LETTER TO THE WORLD."] If you read some of my hubs, especially the religious and "Sophy" series, you may find some help and age doesn't matter to the born again.

May you find the Peace you seek!!!

Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on July 10, 2019:

Elijah, I think so. I'm old, still no answers. Thanks for this clarity you offered

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on July 10, 2019:

Your title of "Fate's Lamentation" caught my attention, Linda, and the first two lines forced me to read it. I was, after reading it, forced to read your self summery to find a key to what you were saying which required several re-readings to see if I could make sense of it. I think I found it.

It's as if you are wondering "is death home after all you have done in life or is there more." You seem to find it's a sorry lot with a feeling there should be more but you have resigned yourself to accept it because there's nothing you can do about it. To me, it appears you are begging for help in understanding life and asking if someone have any answer other than to "live, love and die" and there is more to it but one must consider everything they know and believe to be in error and began a new journey go find out what it is.

An interesting reading, thanks you for sharing it.

Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on July 09, 2019:

Oh, interesting song she wrote. Never heard before, she's got her song on You Tube. Thanks

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 09, 2019:

An interesting piece of poetry. “When the timing is right, and I’m laid in stone,” and the image, reminds me of a song by Judy Stone with the words “won’t you lay with me in a field of stone.”

Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on July 09, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna

Lorna Lamon on July 09, 2019:

I enjoyed this evocative poem - thought provoking.

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