A crystal ball? An amazing tool,
it can be believed by any fool.
Makes up the future, the now and past,
and it can not tell you how long you’ll last.
It can only tell you that now you live,
that you’re here now, that you believe
that there may be a future too.
One day you’ll die, now that bit’s true.
Apart from that, the future’s yours,
You have to make your own encores.
Divining the future is just a lie,
the only truth is, one day you’ll die.
So don’t believe in tarot readings,
crystal balls and new beginnings,
Believe in you, what you’ll achieve,
Not fairy tales you don’t believe.
A crystal ball’s just a piece of glass
On a piece of wood and a ring of brass
It has no power to call its’ own.
No one’s future has it ever shown.
©joseph r mason 2020
In response to Eugenia’s weekly prompt: