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Just Yield - Poem by Sam Pete

There are forty-two
Taking my test on Shakespeare
I see a hand go up
I walk over

“What’s it, ” I ask
Sir, “What’s Fate?
Should I
Write the whole story
Of Romeo and Juliet
Or should I just write on Fate? ”
“It’s that
Which we don’t
Have control over....
Write on the role of Fate, ” I explain.

“It’s all planned,
F o r e o r d a i n e d, ”
I tell myself.

How I used to think
In my younger days
That I can control Fate
Wrest it out, direct, execute

Better sense prevails, now
Just y i e l d.


Comments about Just Yield by Sam Pete

  • (12/22/2007 11:39:00 AM)


    I believe that fate does play a role but I also feel that we given the choice to choose which paths we want to travel. Free will to choose. and sometimes just choosing to do nothing is still making a choice. Thank you for sharing Dwayne (Report) Reply

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  • (11/10/2007 1:29:00 PM)


    Beautifully written but I beg to differ on your way of saying that there is a fate and we cannot control the path of our lives.
    For if we could not decide the way of our lives, than for what reason would we live them?

    I will now quote an ancient chinese proverb
    ' If we do not change direction now, we will end up were we're going'
    I think that's the way I see the future, we have all the tools to make with our lives as we wish, it is only a matter of choice.

    love
    Agnes
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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