The ABC Wednesday Train today arrives at its 4th Stop with the letter D, and my D is for Destiny.

Can red rose know its destiny?
If it’s going to be in fields
Or plucked by hand
Without mercy?
As it blossoms slow
As its closed petals open
The bloom embraces its life
Without expectations of itself
It dreams of that elusive bouquet
With more of its own kind nearby
To be a token of beautiful love
In the garden with the sun
Our life is much similar
We dream of future
Chasing destiny
That’s mostly unknown

This post submitted to ABC Wednesday Round 7 – D for Destiny
This post submitted to One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry
Image Source Here.

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

102 thoughts on “Destiny”

  1. It is so beautiful! Very creative i wud say…poem in the shape of flower vase!..very very interesting πŸ™‚
    Btw, i am not getting any updates of ur blog on my dashboard.Why?

  2. Well leo, it was beautiful.

    But I was first shocked when I opened ur earlier blog but it didn’t. Then I found ur new space from ur profile. Hope this one also grows like earlier.

    • hi Deepak, sorry for the shock, but it was forced on me too πŸ™ πŸ˜›

      welcome here, i hope it grows too πŸ˜€ and glad u found it beautiful! πŸ™‚

  3. First of all , loved the shape of the poem πŸ˜› and of course the words in it too !!! Poems seems quite synonymous to the blog’s destiny , or its just thoughts ?? Whatever , really loved it !! πŸ™‚ A treat to eyes , again ! πŸ™‚

    • hi ADG.. πŸ˜€ glad u liked the shape of it.. and my words too..
      my blog’s destiny? πŸ˜€ hehe.. maybe.. was it destiny to change to WordPress? maybe so..
      m making the most of it anyways πŸ˜€

  4. Haven’t seen a more puuurrrfectly shaped vase, that too, filled with a stunning poem πŸ˜‰
    No one knows why we come and where we have to go…beautifully expressed…by comparing a rose to a human… πŸ™‚

    • hi Rumz πŸ˜€ yeah.. its also filled with a rose, see the top part da πŸ˜€ rose out of the vase πŸ˜‰

      yeah, no one knows why or where.. just that we have to..! πŸ™‚

  5. hey Leo,
    In fact I’m loving this new site for your blog.
    Much cleaner, neater and brighter to read here…
    Am amazed at the beauty of this poetry..
    Its got form, formed out of beautiful words..
    how do you do it???
    2 Thumbs up!

    • Cleaner yes, neater yes, brighter not sure.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ orange is brighter than white na πŸ˜€
      Glad you’re loving it though.. good to have some of my old readers here too..

      Its shape poetry..just have to get the words to the requisite shape πŸ™‚ this is an easy shape I feel.

      Takes a bow to the thumbs up

  6. I’ve always thought the blogosphere is a fantastic way to showcase poetry, but you’ve taken it to another level. The visual element is unique; “elusive bouquet” for sure!

    • yeah, the blogosphere is a really nice way to showcase poetry indeed..! glad u liked it.. even the visual element too.. thank u for stopping by Amy! πŸ˜€

  7. It is a joy to arrive at this stop and read your offerings each week, Leo. I thank you for much for the delicacy and the beauty of your post today.

    • its a pleasure to have you stop by here and read my offerings too Julie πŸ™‚ thank you very much for liking the delicate beauty of my vase πŸ˜€

  8. Hi Leo. You are really good at this. “the bloom embraces its life without expectations of itself”…that is very freeing. Love the vase and poem. Such a creative take on the D prompt.

    • thanks very much, Carol, for loving both the vase & the poem..! glad u liked it..! πŸ™‚

      the bloom embraces life without expectation indeed! πŸ™‚

  9. wow Leo…the form and the beauty of your poem is….hmmm…am speechless! πŸ˜‰

    you’re really a connoisseur of thoughts what with a beautiful mind you have! πŸ˜‰

    love this poem, really! thumbs up πŸ™‚

    good morning… πŸ™‚

  10. Lovely Leo, true beauty and I love the Yellow blog…so happy it makes me feel…blessings..bkm

    • hi BKM, glad u loved it πŸ™‚ and its mustard, to recapture a part of my old blogspot blog that doesn’t exist anymore unfortunately..! πŸ™

      thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  11. chasing destiny ALMOST OVERGROWN…NICE. LOVE HOW YOU SHAPED THE POEM MAKING THE VASE. STELLAR TOUCH. very creative…nicely played oneshot!

    • the shaping was the difficult part, the verse came on its own, Brian πŸ˜€ glad u liked it, stellar or not πŸ˜€ glad the one shot made a goal πŸ™‚

  12. a very well worked poem, creating the vase with the verse..can a red rose know its destiny, can any of us know our destiny? deep questions..well written..cheers Pete

  13. we dream of future, chasing destiny…sometimes good we don’t know what happens tomorrow…love how you shaped a vase with your words for the rose – really nice

    • hi Claudia, many thanks..! πŸ™‚ i sort of found the vase first and the rosee later actually πŸ˜€ glad u liked both verse and vase! yes, dreams are chasing destiny of sorts and its good too that its unknown.. makes the curiosity more..!

  14. WOW, stunning both visually and poetically…. “The bloom embraces its life / Without expectations of itself” great lines and the vase looks really cool. thanks for sharing it with One Shot Poetry today!

    • Hi Adam, welcome to my blog.. glad you liked the poem, visually as well πŸ™‚ it was a pleasure sharing it with OSP, and thank u for hosting it this week..!

      your rain poem was wonderful.. made me nostalgic..!

  15. This is so wonderful. Between the vase of words (how do you DO that? incredible!) and the rose-as-person, hoping for the best, it’s just exquisite.

  16. The universal symbol/the rose. The cosmos in spiral opening/the atomic structure turning electrons in constant motion in the shape of the rose/=ing love, kingdom, savior. Here you shape words into the vessel that holds the symbol again where fate meets destiny. Beautiful poem! Thank you.

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and reading my work, Cannon πŸ™‚ and for the lovely comment as well!

      Though, I did find it Difficult to Decipher that Delightful comment a little..! πŸ™‚

  17. Such a BEAUTIFUL analogy!!! Loved it!! The picture of the rose is really lovely!
    This was such a poignant and insightful read…awesome!!! Totally loved the visual of the vase and rose peeking out of it πŸ™‚
    A first class One Shot!
    Can I point you to something I had written some time back ? Well, here it is.. πŸ™‚ Lemme know what you think of it! Won’t say anything more for now πŸ™‚ You will soon see why.. teeheehee

    • Ah, another vase from you too I see, Kavita.. glad you liked my analogy.. the picture sort of fit into the post by itself πŸ˜€

      PS: Thanks for the blogrolling at your place..!

  18. I love poems that link life and nature. We grow very much the same.
    This was a delight.

    Glad you shared this beauty with One Shot

    Smiles from the Moon

  19. A beautiful life analogy. We all aspire to be “plucked” and arranged into something beautiful with more of our kind nearby! For it’s only by being part of something bigger than ourselves can our real beauty shine through. (Pretty deep for a Friday comment, huh?!)

    • thank u Lisa πŸ™‚ yeah.. we all aspire to be arranged into something beautiful.. and no, depth is always welcome πŸ˜€

      glad u liked the post.. πŸ™‚

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