Free or Fate?

Is it for us to lead our fate,
To circumvent our final date?

Have we the power over death,
To decide, ourselves, our last breath?

We change our minds, our course, reverse.
Does that then change the universe?

Do we bend to our Maker's will,
Unwittingly, His plan fulfill?

Are we pawns in God's game of chess,
Mindless robots and nothing less?

Christian and atheist as well,
Will end up in Heaven or Hell.

Has destiny or free will won?
You choose or it's already done!

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was inspired by the W3 Prompt #23: Wea’ve Written Weekly at The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to participate and/or read other responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

14 thoughts on “Free or Fate?

  1. Great questions I’ve debated with friends and family over the years. The opening song from the TV show “The Leftovers” has the line “I choose to let the mystery be.” That’s my philosophy as it keeps me open to new ideas.

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