Some think their lives proscribed by iron Fate
Their every act and thought Fate’s rules dictate:
Enslaved freely to passions, earthly lusts.
The Truth some few do learn: mostly too late.
Yet it is true, let our wisdom take heed
Creation on the first day wrote her screed
Upon the skies and mountains, valleys, seas,
Which on the Final Day we all shall read.
So: am I Fate-bound? Or am truly free?
Does some divine will stronger compass me?
Or, like some ant – antennae in the dust –
Do I see almost naught of what shall be?