Fortune Is the Child of Will and Chance

Music: Fugue in Eb Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Fortune is the child of will and chance.
In seeking cause, one finds a mute regression.
For some, life is an incandescent dance,
Though others tend to look at it askance,
Yearning for what's not in their possession.
Nor can one ever know what might have been.
In judging fortune, there is no reward.
Now is what one has to choose or spin,
Ever of one's will the sovereign lord.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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