Sara Militello

Silver Star - 4,212 Points (Tampa, Florida)

On Destiny - Poem by Sara Militello

I don't believe in 'destiny'
lest one acquiesces to an enemy.

I don't believe lives are cast in stone;
that to some unearned debt
must one atone for fated flings
that smile alone on guileless things.

I do believe for each inequity must a lie;
for each tyranny must an unanswered 'why? '
that for each unaddressed sigh
must history repeat by and by.

I do believe the whole creates reality
Each piece, each each of us
Made of each a separate 'we'
Adds to the lot of things we 'be'.

Many wield the power of calamity;
burn, bomb, maim, draw their tanks around
to stain with gore and grime a ground
matching the one on time after time.

Only a few opt to stand against tyranny;
so who cannot see the 'why? ' of reality
except to blame it on the Gods,
Must, but for not, surrender to 'destiny'.

(May 1,1993)

Topic(s) of this poem: miscellaneous


Comments about On Destiny by Sara Militello

  • Chinedu Dike (1/25/2018 2:47:00 AM)


    Brave utterances set aside for critical reflection. I concur with your perspective on destiny - a force believed to control events. Thanks for sharing Sara. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 1:29:00 PM)


    A wonderful, nicely written poem, Sara. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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