P is for the Path

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 18th   and the problematic  letter P


this poem from The Bench was a collab between me and a writing buddy.

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The Path

Fate is a cruel mistress.

Justice laughs behind his hand

at the hoops he designs that

we, mortals,

dance through..

Fate took a holiday,

and didn’t notice

that The Life did not follow the road

Fate had originally orchestrated.

A detour appeared in the road

And The  Life, unknowingly

took the left path,

instead of the right.

Right as in

direction and in true.

By the time Fate returned from her journey

and Justice had moved on,

it was too late for The Life


The Life had moved on as well

always knowing in his heart

that the wrong road was chosen


never knowing why or how

or when ….

Oh, Fate tried to adjust the mishap

and did turn The Life to the right fork in the road


by then

The Life was too old

and it was too late

to change direction

in the middle of a journey

that was almost at its end.


Parading through  your Posts

Do you believe in Fate?



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12 Responses to P is for the Path

  1. Hi Susan.
    Thanks for the comments over at my place. I remember JC’s drabble contest. Gosh, that was 2 years ago. How time has flown (as cliched as it is… but true…)
    Nice to re-connect! 🙂
    For the letter P, I’ve come across quite a few posts on this topic, including the Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken. But your poem is beautiful. ❤
    (I haven't "drabbled" in ages… yet it's the very first fictional form I tried my hand at… really need to get back to it at some stage…)
    Keep in touch!
    Writer In Transit

  2. Kirsten says:

    This is great. 🙂
    And good question! I believe that although we might not be able to change the fate we’re given, we can grow where we’re planted.

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    Fate is a great thing, I definitely believe in it.

  4. I do believe in Fate, yes. A variation of it, anyway, as it is probably the case with everyone. Lovely poem. The last four lines are soooo evocative.
    Silvia @

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