On Fortune

by David Asamoah

 

Fortune’s a gentle breeze lost in life’s storm 

Whose guiding breaths often keep me afloat

I fear those breaths will stop being the norm

And give cruel Neptune time to flex and gloat

I steer the wheel yet move as fate allows 

My destiny feels out of my control

Is it to my free will my future bows?

Or do the stars conspire in secret roles?

I think too much, my thoughts flow like an ocean 

Whose tides bid for my soul and all its peace 

To drown, preserve and take in one swift motion 

But still I would not wish those waves to cease

For all the chaos that these waters bring 

I know I’ll get to hear my fortune sing.

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, SCR, Staff. Current Executive Editors: Chloe Whitehead, Fanxi Liu, Michael Angerer

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