Luck, Fate, Coincidence.

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An accident at my dad and brother's work made me wonder about life and who or what controlls it or if anything does at all.

Submitted: January 21, 2007

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I nearly lost my dad today,

When his building site gave way,

Fifteen floors came crashing down

In less than twenty seconds flat,

I would have lost my brother too,

He worked there with my dad,

But luckily they sailed to Spain

Did luck keep him from his fate?

Or was it fate that saved him from bad luck?

 

Luck.

 Now there’s a funny thing

Is there any proof its true?

Good luck, bad luck?

I thought I only ever had bad luck

Until today.

 

Or maybe the idea of fate

Is more believable to you?

Are our lives controlled by someone, something else?

Does fate decide when and how we live?

When and how we die?

 

Or is there really someone watching over us,

To protect us from such harm

I doubt that god exists

But what about our angels?

The spirits of our dead?

The ones that died before their time

Do they go on to watch above us?

Prevent us from harm?

 

If any of these are true,

 Then what about the pain?

That at some point we all suffer

The loved ones we lose too soon?

 Even our planet suffers

So who is it we should blame?

 

Why do we “thank our lucky stars”?

Why do we “tempt fate”?

 

Are coincidences,

Really coincidences?

Or are they made by the unknown?

From the creation of our children,

To the destruction of our homes.

 

Why do we still “thank god”

Even if we don’t believe?

 

I don’t have the answers

I don’t think anyone ever will

 

So I’ll leave it up to you

To decide what you believe

 Next time something happens to you

Something good or something bad

What put you in that place at that time?

Is it “just your time”?

 

But until it makes you stop and really think

About what to you makes perfect sense?

I put it to you…

 

…Is it luck? Fate?

 

Coincidence?

 


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