Is this not the nest of fate

Where future we speculate

What’s wanted takes lesser role

In a world we can’t control


Do we perceive destiny

From chaotic world we see

Do we think we play some part

Of when it ends, when it starts


Has kismet found ready home

Star-crossed lovers easy known

In the times we don’t decide

What the future has to hide


Will karma be seen more true

When we lack a longer view

Do we find more happenstance

If our lives feel more like chance


How hard do we choose to row

When we can’t choose where we go

Do we put away our pride

Our thinking we steer the tide


That what is next, what may be

Future turned to history

Has no hold on time lived in

Each minute precious given


Is control our only hope

In a world so changed in scope

Or will we finally decide

Each moment will be our guide



25 Responses to “Moirai”
  1. Impressive work👏👏

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    You have created a beautiful poem. I really think these lines say it the best:
    “Is control our only hope
    In a world so changed in scope
    Or will we finally decide
    Each moment will be our guide”. Great work Brad! We should be more spontaneous but with a purpose and with discipline. We cannot hope to control every situation. As we have just seen…and experiencing…life is full of surprises. Take good care my friend and stay safe, stay home. Things are getting better every day in Spain, but it has taken now 21 days of confinement, ordered confinement, not voluntary…and things will go back to normal, everywhere, with the help of God.
    All the best,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, as always, Francisco! Your words of encouragement are always appreciated. The current situation should make us much more aware of being “in the moment”. And much more appreciative when we return to what was once our normal lives. You continue to stay home, stay safe, and share your beautiful art and words! Ciao!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        My pleasure Brad, and you too, stay home, stay creative, we need your beautiful words to liven the day! Ciao!

  3. WildHeart says:

    Amazing as always Brad💕

  4. sandomina says:

    You have a way with words, Brad.

  5. beth says:

    each moment, absolutely! for me. wonderful poem

  6. yassy says:

    How do you write so well, Brad ? Your inkwell is always flowing.

  7. kristianw84 says:

    Gah!! 😍😍 You are such an inspiration!!

  8. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. I had to look up what Moirai went; seems like this poem ties back to your one On Scherian Shores…

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