Choices II


Stars and crystals, cards Tarot,
tell us what we wish to know.
Will we prosper, will we fail?
Will our sons end up in jail?
We would like the psychic powers
to control our daily hours
for we need not then take blame
for our actions, or our shame.

If we are not in control
life is subject to the roll
of dice upon a cosmic scale.
We succeed or we will fail
and our input matters not
for within the cosmic plot
all is ordained by some design
beyond the ken of yours or mine.

With this I cannot agree,
what reason have we then to be?
Without a choice, without a reason
to exist at any season.
I believe our choice exists
even if the brain resists
the ultimate conclusion
of our own delusion.