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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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


Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions (iv)

Work more and worry less
For in waters below lies the treasure chest

Although nothing is sacrosanct in the face of change
As you evolve, always give history and precedent its deserving acknowledgement

Think more and talk less
For to commit with the tongue first, before you thoughtfully assess, can result in mistakes and regrets

Remember, nothing maintains permanence, not even fact
And without passionate conviction, a truth established, can never set


On Priorities & Progress

precedents are always worthy of study
but nothing beats originality
as long as it is effective in expression and impression
for then it has the power to attract attention

the setting of priorities
is in practice part and parcel of achieving a balanced bias
like perfecting the parlance which will appeal to the persons
before whom you shall pitch or proselytize

progress implies
being prepared to put aside yesterday’s pride
and accepting fresh findings
brought ashore by the morning tide


Ever Enough?

life is as much about getting on
as it is about getting up
and there’s no happiness to be found in comfort without pursuit
no appreciation for the pristine if there’s never soot

so carry on and make no excuse
put your body and faculties to task as you must
but never go against your conscience
so that experience, as you amass, is fulfilling
and life is wholesome in its totality
and existence simply enough


Another Beginning

sometimes looking back is moving ahead

since a true reflection can result from forward thinking

so, do reinvent, but only if it stands you in good stead

and exercise thinking – always staying true to the feeling


Happy Here

good, truth, and love hold dear
and pursue them before pleasure

for there’s less to desire
when you’re one with nature

no forces to fear
when you’re God – not the nomenclature

and remember, even if the end is near
cheer will still trump jeer
but happiness won’t be found there, if not here