Games of Chance & Lessons on Luck

A battle easily won
Or gains effortlessly gotten
Will inevitably make one spoiled rotten

And to harvest without labour
Or hold post without tenure
Is like finding fortune without preparation for its reception

So to risk what is one’s own
In order to gain what is another’s
Is a will-o’-the-wisp and the mark of a gambler

All things considered, a result of the subjective value placed on random outcomes or what we call luck
Is different from the objective reality of the unpredictable manifestations which we call chance
Still, luck is but chance seen through the lense of a good or bad end

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The Ilk of Humankind

He wanted to sleep in the sky
Like an Alpine swift
She was happy getting by
And experiencing consciousness shift…

He had seigniorage shares in a distributed bank
She strongly despised the champagne glass effect…

He deemed time a gift and held on for dear life
She wasn’t afraid to die…

His reputation rested on a delicate plank
She’d never lie…


Summer in Azania (ii)

Seagulls glide above the aquamarine waters
As the sun sinks into the ocean
Orange hues on the horizon
Walkers on the promenade in close quarters

Out in the open
Nature’s backdrop
Lovers holding hands
Summer romance


Capital Class

be a possessor of capital
for only then is advantage granted at almost every turn

venture into business
accept the losses
appreciate the gains
outperform the competition
do all that you can

and with that I’m saying
our many wants
and several tastes
all require large amounts
of money or cash

therefore, whosoever has the wealth
in forms others desire
can dictate what their dreams are worth
such is its immense power
such is its strength

for with it, thoughts can be converted to reality
indulgence afforded
and achievement promoted


The Thin Line Between Triumph & Tragedy

Comfort can give rise to complacency
While a healthy paranoia can prove productive
So whatever you do – make sure you have a genuine motive to live
For the lack of a definite aim is life’s greatest tragedy