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I was a young girl who loved to read
In life, I desperately wanted to proceed
I was ready for any adventure
But I didn't know to which world I would venture.
One day just outside my town
A mystic woman told my fortune for half a crown
Mind you, she was one scary looking lady,
Her eyes were blue and she looked shady.
She told me I would be rich, famous and all
But if I made the wrong decision, I would fall
In her vision, I was an author and poet too
I enjoyed my life through and through.
She gave me a vision so fantastic,
That it made me rather ecstatic.
In her vision I had so many unbelievable things,
I had a pet unicorn with silver wings.
I had fields with pink flowers,
I had peacocks who danced in the showers,
I had a penguin who had a top hat,
I also owned a pink polka dotted cat.
I had fun and life was like a dream,
I bathed in tubs of ice cream!
This can't come true, I thought, in my head
In such a world, I would never want to be dead!
But then the lady, with scary visions, began
I was sweating, even though there was a fan.
A world, dark, with burdens of work
Many duties, not a single one I could shirk.
The queen of the world was my bossy sister
Oh how she troubled me, I almost hated her
This gloomy vision made me sad
When the fortune teller stopped, I was glad.
"Two choices you have." she said. "Choose well,
There is only one more thing I can tell."
"You can choose to work hard and succeed
Or you can be lazy and a tough life you will lead"
I quickly ran far away from her
A half crown wasted, what would I tell my mother.
Twenty years later, some fortunes were actually true
I was an author, rich, and somewhat famous too.
The other visions decidedly, I couldn't trust
One other fortune came true, to my disgust.
The queen of the world was my frightful sister
On my clean foot, she was a painful blister.
I had succeeded but I could have done more
If only I had worked harder before
I thought the fortune tellers vision was guaranteed
So I didn't work hard enough to fully succeed
This lesson I learnt but a little bit late
Work hard as it can even change your fate
I wish I hadn't heard my fortune, even if some came true
I wouldn't waste my money if I were you.