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Choice of Destiny

I recently unpublished one of my short stories because I didn't like it. I have expressed the same concept in the form of a poem.

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Gozabo Gonzales was a man

Who found life to be pretty bland

Coins and notes he had plenty

But life was still somber

And not at all trendy.


He prayed every night

So he might try

To guess what is right.


"Why so sad?" God asks

"I know not what tasks to grasp,

To bring in joy

What mode should I deploy?"


Love himself he does

Yet satisfaction he can't have

God suggests a new style

To help others without any guile.


"A dollar here

A bread or two

To feed the poor

Is a charming way to prove

That you are for all

You are of all

And a heart to share

To show you care."


So he did, Gonzales hit

The jackpot of happy

No longer did he feel crappy.

He showered good deeds

On those in need

And felt blessed

From tears to the crest.



© 2019 Tiyasha Maitra

Comments

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on October 29, 2019:

I am glad you liked it Brenda. Thanks for commenting.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 29, 2019:

A good lesson in this one.

Much better to think of others.

You are more blessed by doing this than any other.

Good read.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on October 23, 2019:

I am glad you liked it Lorna. It's true, no amount of materials can measure up to the happiness in helping others.

Lorna Lamon on October 23, 2019:

I think this would have to be the road to true happiness - helping others. I enjoyed this uplifting poem.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on October 23, 2019:

Thanks Mr. Hansen

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 23, 2019:

A very good message of sharing.

Poeticnurse from Nigeria on October 22, 2019:

Very true, Tiyasha.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on October 22, 2019:

Thanks Ogbonnaya and Tia. In today's world selfishness has increased 10 folds. The division in wealth is so vast and unfair, it hurts me a lot.

Poeticnurse from Nigeria on October 22, 2019:

True happiness is found in putting smiles in faces.

A dollar here

Bread for two

to feed the poor.

Awesome you have here Tiyasha

Tia Miller from Arkansas on October 22, 2019:

This is beautiful, I really enjoyed it.