|For this year's challenge, my theme is The Fun in Writing. Each of my 26 posts for April is aimed at|
illustrating fun parts of an author's day. A writer doesn't only write.
Creating a story or an essay requires research, revision, editing, and lots and lots of coffee and chocolate.
Z is for ZEALOUS THOUGHTS ABOUT DESTINY
Thank you to all my fellow A to Z'ers for sharing this month of April, offering your thoughts for me to read and reading the thoughts I put forth. A special thank you to the people who planned and executed this year's April A to Z Challenge. The amount of work involved is immeasurable.
Although posting 26 times in one month has its drawbacks, the fun of feeling so productive is another reason I find such joy in writing on a daily basis. I have chosen my path, one filled with simple pleasures. In this, I have made my own destiny.
May you always have control of your destiny.
Keep looking up, and reach for the sky!
Following are two prose poems from my Renshi-style poetry collection.
Both reflect my thoughts about destiny and how a person must take control of their own life.
Strength to Live
Desire, Strength, Commitment
three separate paths
toward achieving success*
Each path demands dedication
a lifetime of living
no distractions along the way
Time is so short, even
dreaming must have purpose
when each day brings new challenges
Hurdles appear insurmountable
as age takes its toll, leaving
destiny to mold and shape itself.
*The true meaning of success is in the minds’ eye of the beholder.
both the molding
and the destiny
The master plan
includes free will,
by calendar month:
Marry over there
Die on schedule
what your heart
beats in time.
May your zest for life never diminish in power or enthusiasm.