Treasure Island

Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

Fortune Or Misfortune


Fortune or misfortune
One’s true fortune
Or: torture the enforcer
Destiny’s orphan!

To whom do we belong?
Quest of a lifelong prong
Discern all truth from wrong
Last words from this song

The air we breathe is it free?
Like branches to a tree?
Or is it? Nature’s outfit
The sights we see:
Are they free?
The sounds we hear
Loud and clear
Are they… dear?

Fortune or misfortune
One’s true fortune
Or: torture the enforcer
Destiny’s orphan!

To whom do we belong?
Quest of a lifelong prong
Discern all truth from wrong
Last words from this song

Birth like earth
Sterile or fertile
Some born to advantage
Many to disadvantage
Where does fate fit in?
Luck and divinity commit
Each one of us… Or it
Either to life or the pit!

Fortune or misfortune
One’s true fortune
Or: torture the enforcer
Destiny’s orphan!

To whom do we belong?
Quest of a lifelong prong
Discern all truth from wrong
Last words from this song?

Ode to a Grecian Urn
A beautiful porcelain Urn
Reflects the heart of Keats
-Mine more like Minton’s beats-
Not frozen in eternal time
Or sweeter than our rhyme
Just one misshape. No more or less
Shatters the bride of quietness

Fortune or misfortune
One’s true fortune
Or: torture the enforcer
Destiny’s orphan!

To whom do we belong?
Quest of a lifelong prong
Discern all truth from wrong
Last words form this song?

Boum boum, yakety- yak
Excess, excess or just lack
'Hoity-toity! Hop-o'-my-thumb!
Tweedledee and Tweedledum!
“The witches song” mischievous brew;
Alert with flirt, flirt with alert you and me
Whose Poem caught in a bum rap?
It’s Leaking Pen’s unfixable tap

Fortune or misfortune
One’s true fortune
Or: torture the enforcer
Destiny’s orphan!

To whom do I belong?
Quest of a lifelong prong
Discern all truth from wrong
Final words from this song!


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My brew inspired by:

Ode To A Grecian Urn by John Keats
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Boum by Charles Trenet
The Witches Song by Ruth Bedford

May 26,2013
Copyright Leaking Pen 2013

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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  • David Wood (5/30/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    We are all children of dentiny, some have it by the bucket load and others....... A brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

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