Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fortune Cookie Poetry

Happier days are definitely ahead for you. Struggle has ended.

You will watch the sun rise over a beach.
You will watch the sun set over a mountain.
You will live long and prosper.
There are rough times ahead for you.

If only life could be so predictable, that we could read our future in one little slip of paper. Neatly folded in a cookie of sweetness. We could make informed decisions based on what we know to be true. Not depend on some faith or higher power. Get it right the first time and not have to learn the hard way. If only.

All your sorrows will vanish.

This was for a prompt on Poefusion, using two lines from a fortune cookie, one for your first line, and one for you ending line.


Michelle Johnson said...

I agree wholeheartedly with you that we could manage our mistakes if only we knew our fortune ahead of time. You did a nice job with this prompt. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice night.

paisley said...

i for one do not want my sorrows to vanish... sometimes they are the only real friends i have...

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the reflection on the limitations of fortune cookies!

And definitely relate to Paisley's comment too. Sometimes sorrow is a bit of a security blanket when there's seems not much else around!