Monday, November 19, 2012

No Game of Happenstance

 Poetics Aside Prompt; Wheel Poem

If life was just a game of chance
A spinning of the wheel
And fortune was a lucky glance
That misfortune could steal
If living was a gamble
Or a hapless fling of luck
And all that we could hope for
Was the glory of a buck
If hope was a drop of the ball
In terminal roulette
And destiny a lucky roll
Of numbers and a bet
If life, though a harsh duel
Were simply fate’s cold twist
Then living would be cruel
And hope could not exist

But our life is not some fluke event
Of pawns on a game-board of sod
Our being is no accident
It is a gift from God

© Janet Martin

 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Ps. 139:15

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, Jer. 1:5

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!