Tides of Fortune.

We go through our lives

Hoping that life will be good,

And the plans we make

Come true in our lives.

Many do,

And we live life to the full,

But sometimes the tides,

The tides of fortune flow

And take us to another place.

We then realise that those tides,

Those tides of fortune take us,

Take us to where no man may know.



  • Neville

    it's life Goldie.. and just as we know it ...

    well captured sir ...

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Neville, yes life is like that and I have seen a great deal of it.


    • orchidee

      Good wite Gold. Aww - they wish the tide had turned, and brought my ship into Hastings shore in 1066. But I just had to turn up, didn't I?! lol.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Orchi.


      • dusk arising

        Ah yes, pearls of wisdom from star trek..... now that we are all aged fans with typical water works age related deterioration I have modified a well know Spock phrase "Go forth and prostate".

        Each poetic opportunity encourages us to "boldly go where no man has gone before"..... which used to we said about virginity.

        • Goldfinch60

          Being an elderly Trekkie I have used many quotes from Star Trek to produce poems, it is surprising how many fine quotes there are in the series's. (Is that the plural of series?)
          I have all the series and all the films and they are always worth re-watching.


          • dusk arising

            If you are a true trekkie then i challenge you to watch this without smiling.


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          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes dear friend - your words well bring out the changes that life may bring and the challenges that come with the tides of fortune.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Fay those tides of fortune can be challenging sometimes but so far so good.


            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Nice one Andy, with music aptly named from a man who, apparently like covering his tracks.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Bill, how many of the final performance did you see, I lost count at 59.


              • Michael Edwards

                You're right - we never know which shore we'll arrive at or the challenges it will present.

                • Goldfinch60

                  So far Michael we have met those challenges in our lives and have the experience to face more.


                • L. B. Mek

                  Indeed, contemplative write Andy

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thanks LB. "Contemplative" eh? That's a long word for a Thursday morning.


                  • blue orchid

                    true enough
                    well said

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