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The Fortune

The Fortune

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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.



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