Sunday, February 10, 2013

Me and my Destiny

If i had to write my own destiny,
What would i have written differently?

At any given moment we cannot tell,
How our efforts are going to jell.
At the cross-roads, choices are few,
Our perceptions too, fall askew.
Even of the next moment we can't be sure,
The road ahead,is so obscure.
With a lot of care i choose my course,
Falling shadows leave, no recourse!

If i had to write my own destiny,
What could i have written differently?

The chosen path leads to a logical end,
Can't go back to alter or mend.
What tempts today could doom tomorrow,
A vagrant spirit,can lead to sorrow.
He only knows the ultimate design,
Has some purpose,up His mind.
You or I,could never beat that,
At this game,He is old hat!

If i had to write my own destiny,
I wouldn't have written it differently!



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51 comments :

  1. I believe Karma decides our destiny... so in a way, we CAN write our own destiny.

    Be good to others, there will be lesser reasons to complain.

    An intriguing post, though.

    Have a good day! :)

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  2. Vaishali you are welcome to jeeteraho.Yes i too believe that good karma will fetch good results but quite often uncontrollable,unforeseen factors mash up our efforts.
    Thanks for your frank opinion.

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  3. Loved the last line Indu! Splendid! I agree, sometimes we brood about the way life is going and let moments slip by which we could have spent in little pleasures!

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    1. Yes, what is the use of fighting against the inevitable ?It is better to enjoy what is THERE !

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  4. Profound! Though each of us would like things to be smooth and life to be rosy, it is indeed in our hands to do our best and not grieve over something that was never in our control to begin with.

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  5. Just what i wanted to say.Thank you Rachna!

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  6. True...whatever we have is the best...loved this one...true magic of words

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    1. You are right Ranjana--if we sat down to decide with whom we would like to exchange our fate-i doubt if we could settle on anyone.

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  7. Beautifully written Indu! :)
    I believe some part of destiny lies in our hands too! We should make full use of it...

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    1. Yes Sri Valli some part is definitely in our hands.

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  8. You are as good at poetry as at prose. But it is the philosophy behind these words that is intriguing. The leave me with lot to ponder over.

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    1. Meenakshi coming from a writer of your caliber,this is worth a million words-thank you.

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  9. Our actions decided our fruits . Although it may not seem to happen too fast in this era , But time brings out the results whether in this birth or the next one . So do good karmas.

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    1. Oh yes, in this birth we do see non-deserving people leading cushy lives,that is why we lose faith & become cynical.
      The erudite say this is the result of their past deeds.

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  10. Learning lessons, taking the goods, leaving out the bads and moving on is indeed one of the best ways to live a life - Makes us the person that we are. Beautiful thought provoking lines, Induji.

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    1. Well said Arti-that's the way.
      Thanks for your support!

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  11. Profound and enormous!
    You have 'written it differently' Indu:)

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    1. What a nice comment Amit jee,thanks a lot!

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  12. Very well written. Liked the lines
    "What tempts today could doom tomorrow,
    A vagrant spirit,can lead to sorrow."

    one couldn't have written it differently.

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    1. jahid welcome to jeeterago. Thanks for visiting & appreciating so very generously!!!

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  13. Well composed poem Indu. It is said in a famous quote: “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
    William Jennings Bryan

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  14. Fayaz welcome to jeeteraho!Your quote is very pertinent here,thanks !!!!

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  15. Beautiful poem INDU.. great thought behind it.

    If i had to write my own destiny,
    I wouldn't have written it differently!

    its a very interesting thought, one could write a book explaining it. You have done it beautifully with minimum words.


    Falling shadows leave, no recourse!

    loved this line esp.

    keep writing dear. loved this one.

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    1. That's awesome praise Deepak-very heartening-esp.from such a lucid poet.Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. well expressed! not questioning HIS design and accepting that HE has some plans for us....yep..that's the way to be....trust ur master....

    loved it!

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    1. Hi little princess!welcome here.I am glad you liked the first post you read here.Thanks a lot !

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  17. This is my firt visit. Really beautiful and amazing lines. I'm a believer of destiny and I beleive God has a bigger plan for us which we may not understand. Ultimately it's God'plan.

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    1. Hi diana,
      A very warm welcome at jeeteraho.Thanks a lot for your heart-felt response.Yes,ultimately it is His design as you have neatly put it.

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  18. Thank God I can't write my own destiny! Imagine a life sans surprises?

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    1. It is always a delight to read your response to any post----always original & charming!!

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  19. Hey Indu! This time I will only refer you to my series of articles "Of Karma and Predestination" :)

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  20. Seriously, we can't change what has been done and I wonder is it pre-determined and we are merely playing our part. Beautiful poem.

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    1. Saru i think our actions & choices are in our own hands.

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  21. Very beautiful poem, Indu.
    My POV is---our destiny must be already written because the alternative is that we write our own destiny and surely that cannot be true.. otherwise we would all have wonderful lives free of pain and misery!

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    1. I am glad you liked it Panchali.Thanks for sharing your POV.
      What you say makes sense & it was at the back of my mind while i was writing this poem.
      But i think destiny only decides where we start from.After that a lot depends upon our own thoughts & actions;though destiny-as you say-could interfere here again & decide the outcome of our actions.

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  22. Hi Indu ,

    You have been nominated for Liebster award . Please check my post http://www.aboutomkaar.com/2013/02/liebster-blog-award-my-first-blog-award.html for details .

    Congratulations.

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    1. Vishal thanks a lot,i will get back to you.

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  23. Wouldn't the world be a totally different place if we all could write our own destiny, that too the way we want? :) Your verses are beyond my understanding. Couldn't comment earlier as I needed to read it again and again :)

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    1. Yes Latha the world would be totally different then ,but what happens if my interests clash with yours?Dhamaka!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Really a very beautiful poem......

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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    1. Debopam your comment pleases me no end,thanks!!

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  25. You have expressed your emotions beautifully..
    What I can think on this point is - We are the co-authors of our destiny..we have to keep the spark alive and bring positive changes to enrich our present.. Give your best and leave the rest..

    * Nothing else could my moronic mind think of *

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  26. Haha,moronic mind!!!!That's not true at all.But the rest of the comment IS.
    Thanks for your sweet compliment-keep them coming!

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  27. great words of wisdom Indu ji

    what tempts today could doom tomorrow
    He only knows the ultimate design,
    Has some purpose,up His mind.

    we are but puppets in his hands
    so lets take life as it comes
    beautiful and expressive of the philosophy of life

    thanks for this one
    warm regards
    rajni

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    1. Rajni you have added two meaningful lines to mine-

      we are but puppets in his hands
      so lets take life as it comes
      Love n hugs!

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  28. What a beautiful post, Indu. When you lose someone suddenly you realise one thing. The only thing within our hands is to grasp each day and make it as happy and worth our while as possible.

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  29. Beautiful praise KayEm,thank you!
    Oh yes,what you say is the best way to be.

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  30. After a long time Anupam.
    Thanks for this.

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