Things I can’t control…

We believe that to be in control of our destiny

Is the ultimate goal, one that would make us happy

So we try to establish control in any way we can

In a life that has a penchant for not following our plans

If only we tried hard enough, we are told;

We would see our deepest desires unfold

Then live our lives the way we want to

Be able to control our destinies too..


That illusion of control, so elusive

Interferes with our ability to peacefully live

When we lose control that we thought

We had, it beings forth an onslaught

Of self-deprecation and loathing intense

By losing semblance of control we lose confidence

And descend into a spiral of unhappiness

Lack of control makes us feel powerless


Let me propose this to you, then

To be truly happy, my brethren

One must accept that it is likely

That rarely shall anything under our control be

We deal with the cards life hands to us

In the best way we can, marveling at ways mysterious

In which the world runs, we live life as it unfolds

With all its beauty and ugliness to behold

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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