NaPoWriMo: Defining Fortune


Accept no other definition

of your life, accept only your

own; March to the beat you hear

within your head and heart.

Ignore the cadence,

the melody

of defeat




the window,

open it wide!


beckons, invite it in

kindly; turn the wheel of good

Fortune, define your life, accept it.


NaPoWriMo, Day 13  Prompt: A poem based on or using fortune cookie messages. I used the three above. I wrote another nonet with a reverse. (Doesn’t that sound like some kind of figure skating move? She did a nonet with a full reverse.)



8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Defining Fortune

  1. A bit of synchronicity here: My fortune cookie today said: “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” I’m not sure I completely agree with this. The other side said “Learn Chinese.” I’ll pass on that!

  2. You are on a roll today! This is excellent. I know I have some fortune cookie fortunes around somewhere…
    I love the nonet form. Not sure what it is, but it always seems to work. (K)

  3. I just love it – the message and the form! More like a ballet move in my view … twirling and twirling! Maybe I’m thinking that because I saw Giselle the other day. Thanks Merril ..

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