Destiny’s mercy

I lost a bet with destiny
When I went down that road
There, destiny did punish me
For charging forth, unbowed

It said, ‘Dear child, you’ve trodden far,
But now you ought turn back;
Ere you your life lastingly mar,
Along this curséd track.’

At first I did resist, and plead
For destiny’s mercy
But soon I saw it knew my need
And hoped the best for me.

May the Fourth

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Stories told and stories writ
Here and near and far
Tales of love, courage, and grit
Among the distant stars

Teaching us of dark and light
Right and wrong and truth
Fight, they say, the greatest fight
Awake your inner youth

So we are transfixed, agape
One more earthly day
To that galaxy, escape
The one far, far away