As the wheel of life turns round,
sentient beings gather to watch
the encircling Goddess Fortuna,
spiralling in everlasting motion.
Blind to any justice in this world
she selects the fortunes of others
by revolving our lives endlessly,
drawing us to her horn of plenty.
No matter how Fortune favours
we can never escape our destiny.
Instead we must learn to adapt,
welcome the fickle finger of fate.
Bless each rotation of the wheel
where we meet our karmic debt.
She who surrenders to the flow.
She who endures dark and light.
Reversed, we reach a dead end
where downward cycles begin,
as the holy quest is abandoned.
Inner gold is sold for gambling
and Lady Luck gets up to leave.
Yet, while failure comes calling,
this ill-fated chancer risks it all
for one more throw of the dice.
Fortitude makes the ride easier,
struggle and we crash and burn.
Don’t give up, go with the flow,
accept the wheel of providence.
Come meet chance, luck or fate!
See the poet grow in awareness,
behold the circle as it completes
ahead of Justice’s quiet wisdom.
Copyright © Deborah Gregory 2016