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Poem: Fate's Path / Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 16

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Fate's Path / Response to Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 16 is an article I wrote for the word prompt, "fate."

The first poem, "Fates Path" is about her finding a lifelong romance by accident.

The second poem, "Beating Fate" is about how she turns the tables & becomes the master of her own fate hoping to share their last moment together.

"The Rainbow Connection - Carpenters "

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Fate's Path

Distraught from her mundane life

she drives to the local park

for some fresh air and a walk.


Lingering thoughts

eat at her core

as she strolls down the path in a daze.


Suddenly she stumbles

tripping over her own two feet

landing in the arms of a familiar face

with a smile that instantly brightens up her day.


Little did she know

this chance encounter is the beginning

of a lifelong romance.


Until the day she looks back

encountering the last rainbow

they will ever share,

knowing it was meant to be.

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When it's time for souls to meet, there's nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located.

— Jaime T. Lichauco

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Beating Fate

She’s tired of watching fate

destroy each tiny morsel

her taste buds enjoy.


She no longer kicks back

enjoying the ride,

waiting for that fateful moment.


She turns the tables,

becoming the master of her own existence,

manifesting her dreams into reality.


Selfishly embracing each one

with a strong determination

trying to beat time,

hoping to share their last moments together.

Do not be afraid, our fate cannot be taken from us, it is a gift.

— Dante Alighieri

Celine Dion - How Does A Moment Last Forever ( from the Beauty & The Beast)

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 21, 2021:

Lora

Thank you.

Will power and determination are great qualities for one to use in their life.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.

Lora Hollings on July 21, 2021:

I liked both of your poems very much, Brenda. But Beating Fate was my favorite. I loved the fact that she decided to turn the tables and become the master of her own fate instead of letting circumstances or perhaps what we call fate rule her life. I think will and determination can overpower circumstances. Great job with this word prompt.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 20, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 13, 2021:

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

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 03, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 02, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 01, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Mark,

I'm not sure, but I definitely would say it's part of Fate's plan.

Have a great day.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on May 31, 2021:

this chance encounter is the beginning. I wonder if fate and chance really are the same thing?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

This is a great example of how fate works in our life.

I will post a linknin the article & try to find this on the feed to comment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you for that vote of confidence.

I am trying, just like everyone else.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

I try to write something each week for my word prompts.

This one just came to me early.

So glad you thought they were good.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

Happy Monday!

Fate is a stubborn one.

It keeps knocking at the door until you finally accept it.

We use our own free will to delay it alot.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 31, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

So far the second one is the most popular one.

I'm glad you liked them.

Have a wonderful day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 31, 2021:

Hello Brenda!

Here is the link to my response to the word prompt, Fate.

Hope you like it.

https://letterpile.com/creative-writing/One-Day-at...

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 31, 2021:

Yes, Brenda is a good and rising poet.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 31, 2021:

Hello Brenda!

I enjoyed reading both your poems. How interesting of you to compose poems, on your own word prompt challenge! And, you excelled in both your poems.

Thank you for sharing.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 30, 2021:

Brenda, it seems fate rewards one, or should I say everyone in a positive spot light. Sure what we did good is hardly noticed or ignored in totos. I'm focusing on the positive here. Yes, one good turn deserves us. We hardly expect we're be reward or not. But fate strikes at it's time. The best we all can do is to take the opportunity forward, forward. Happy Monday, and happy day everyone!

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 30, 2021:

Beautiful poems in response to your own word prompt Brenda. I particularly liked the second one. We need to turn the tables and become the master of our own fate to survive I loved the quotes too. Thanks for inspiring us with this beautiful response.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

Liz

Thank you.

We never know where one wrong turn might lead us.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

Rozlin,

Thank you.

I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Take care & have a nice day.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 30, 2021:

You have met your own challenge well in these two poems. I especially like the outcome of the fall in the first poem.

Rozlin from UAE on May 30, 2021:

Beautiful poems, Brenda. I enjoyed reading both the poems. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and healthy.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you so much.

I look forward to reading everyone's work too.

Glad you liked it.

Take care and have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

John

Thank you.

I am certain others will have a different take on fate in their work, but I look forward to reading them.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you.

I'm glad you think the second one is powerful.

Pamela likes that one too.

Have a great night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 30, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you so much!

I'm glad you liked them.

Have a great Memorial Day!

Rosina S Khan on May 30, 2021:

I enjoyed the poetry pieces. An excellent response to your own word prompt- "Fate". Can't wait to see what other fellow writers will come up with. Amazing and praiseworthy work. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 30, 2021:

Both poems are a pleasure to read and illustrate the meaning of “fate” very well. Your own response to the word prompt, I am sure, will help inspire others to participate. Well done, Brenda.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 30, 2021:

Both of the poems are wonderful, Brenda. I enjoyed them very much. The second one is very interesting and powerful. Sometimes when we are so tired of hoping we try to do every possible effort to make it work. I like the quotes as well.

This one is beautiful and so true,

"When it's time for souls to meet, there's nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located." Thanks for sharing these poems. Lovely responses to the word prompt.

God Bless you and keeps you safe and healthy

Much Love

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 30, 2021:

I liked both of your poems and you certainly met your own challenge. I particularly liked the second one, but they are both very good/. I enjoyed reading this article, Brenda.

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