Fortunate Feelings

Fortunes are made every second and day
And likewise they fall, so quickly they sway.
One day you are rich, the next day you’re poor,
One day you have less while others have more.

We live in our castles and think that it’s grand
Not knowing all castles are made out of sand,
And years that it took for us to acquire
All the stuff that we own, gone in a fire.

Our fortunes in health can also decrease,
Especially with age, we just have to make peace,
But cyclones and earthquakes, tsunamis that raze,
Can leave us with nothing left worth to appraise.

Most fortunes will come and go like the rain
And generate hardship and financial pain,
But kindness, compassion, and love that you show
Are feelings of fortune wherever you go.

2013 © Sonya Annita Song

57 thoughts on “Fortunate Feelings

  1. True wisdom dear Cubby, and written in the most delighful way.

    1. Purrrrr. You bring out the purr in me. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    The riches of Life are ephemeral, when wealth, health and fame have passed, what remains…Cubby has an anwer.

  3. So true! I wouldn’t mind a little increase in the fortune department (we are in such a tiny apartment) haha My husband can be like man I wish they had this product and no joke not longer after it appears in stores. It is like he has a little customer surveillance tag on him. Once my husband wrote a store and suggested a new organization scheme they implemented it shortly after, a big chain store I mean. That is his good luck this bizarre influence lol Me I am extremely clumsy but almost never get hurt and according to my husband I am frequently seconds away from something serious happening but I rarely notice I have drunken ninja luck. We have zero luck with winning things though so I would be surprised if we ever won the lottery shocked in fact.

    1. The kind of drunken ninja luck you describe is perhaps the rarest and most wonderful kind of all. I would rather narrowly dodge misfortune heading my way rather than have a product I wished for magically appear in stores. I think you are by far the luckier one in this respect (knock on wood), although I’m sure it doesn’t feel that way. We all wish for fortune to smile on us in material ways to ease the burden of the daily grind, but if we can smile at each other at the end of the day, there is something to be said about that as well.

      1. I am actually very pleased being clumsy and having Epilepsy it is probably what is keeping me alive

        1. Whatever keeps you alive for sure!

          1. haha that is my main concern

  4. What lovely sentiment, true wisdom from the heart

  5. Fantastic Cubby, i really like this as it is something all of us can relate to i feel

    1. I am so happy to see your face! I hope you are feeling better, although I notice you still haven’t written anymore poems. I know it is not easy to smile when your health is poor, but I hope you can still find reasons to smile and laugh throughout the day. Wishing you better health sooner than later.

      1. I am mentally on top of things if not physically but i will be posting soon i just have to catch up with family and home before i start posting again. I do have a few in the pipeline though and i promise it won’t be long. I am looking forward for your kiddie poems as i think your stuff is amazing

        1. I have missed your poems and am happy that you have some lined up. Catching up with family and home definitely takes priority over posting. Your wonderful blog will be there whenever you are ready for it. It amazes me that you think so highly of my work, but it keeps me motivated to write things that will hopefully be worthy of such admiration. 🙂

          1. You don’t know how good you are i think, your honestly amazing. You inspire me

  6. Reblogged this on Randomlyabstract's Blog and commented:
    This is exactly what I call ‘Amazing!’

  7. This is a fantastic piece. Love it! And reblogged on mine to share.

    1. It makes me so happy to know that my writing can be felt so deeply by others. Thank you for your kind words and reblog. 🙂

      1. My pleasure 🙂 This poetry is just too good!

  8. Feelings of Fortune–I LIKE that!!! I have little, by worldly standards–yet I feel RICH with blessings.

    1. If you feel rich, you are rich. It is as simple as that in my opinion. 🙂

  9. I like how words melt like ice under sun of your imagination.

    1. What a beautifully poetic reply. 🙂

  10. True that, my dear and these are the blessings we in which find so much comfort. You say it so well:)

    1. I write it like I see it…which is pretty straightforward. 🙂

  11. Beautifully said…and true.

    1. Ah, that sounds so much like how I feel about your writing. 🙂

  12. rachelmasterson76 August 26, 2013 — 4:51 am

    I can totally relate to this post Cubby especially “all the stuff that you own gone in a fire.” My house burned down the summer before my sophomore year but good things came out of it…reblogging 🙂

    1. Your house burning down must have been a horrible experience. I am so happy to hear that good things came out of it though. In the end, stuff is replaceable. As long as no one was hurt, that’s all that matters.

  13. rachelmasterson76 August 26, 2013 — 4:52 am

    Reblogged this on Rachel's Cozy Corner.

  14. rachelmasterson76 August 26, 2013 — 5:02 am

    Reblogged this on Rachel's Midnight Thoughts.

  15. Reblogged this on Heron There & Everywhere and commented:
    We would all do well to remember this.

  16. Words to live by. So many people have to lose all the “things” in their lives before they discover what truly matters. A friend often said,”I’m a rich man, and someday, maybe i’ll have money.”

    1. I love that. What a wonderful expression your friend has.

  17. Well, my effing dog, has managed to either eat or lose several hundred pounds earmarked for the bank. Someone, very foolishly, left it in an envelope and he got a hold of it. He very kindly left the envelope though. Not for the first time, either. But am I bitter? I’ll let you know once I return from the vet where I am having him castrated for fun and retribution.
    I am, of course, joking. Not about his strange penchant for devouring notes but it wasn’t his fault. So, I’m thinking of taking hubby to the vet instead.
    But, you’re absolutely right. Health is wealth. Kindness and compassion and love I’m working on while he wags his tail and gazes at me lovingly. And Border Collies are supposed to be smart! I know. I should get a cat. Seriously considering my options now. 🙂 x

    1. I have no idea how much several hundred pounds is worth in Canadian dollars, but it sounds like a lot to me. I hope your dog’s okay! I hear Border Collies are very smart to the point that you cannot leave them alone without a “job” or something to do as they will start creating havoc…or eating money. Remember, the love of a dog is unconditional. I’m sure he would forgive you if you ate one of his favorite dog toys accidentally.

      1. Well I’m thinking of buying him some sheep to worry and coating them with printer’s ink to see if that does the trick. He’s a lovely animal but it was a lot of money. On a funny side note, hubby took him out for his constitutional. I think he searched for any change!x

  18. The last two lines – my thoughts exactly. Loving others and being loved in return is the greatest treasure of all. 🙂

  19. Life is pointless if we don’t get wiser with time. Wonderful poem. 🙂

    1. I think there are probably some people who don’t get wiser with time, and I would hate to think their lives are pointless, but perhaps they are less meaningful than they could be.

  20. I have forgotten most of what I learned about poetry in school. I am certainly not a judge of poetry but I can tell you that I think this is the certainly one of the best I have ever read. Thanks for visiting my blog I have certainly enjoyed my visit to yours this morning.

    1. Awww, thank you so much for your kind words. I don’t know what “good” or “bad” poetry is either, but I don’t care as long as people enjoy what I write! 🙂

  21. very well written, vey wise 🙂

    1. I’m so happy you think so! 🙂

  22. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes too easy to forget that first-world problems are not, indeed, problems; likewise, it’s easy to forget that it’s easy to lose the things we have worked so very hard to earn. You capture so well the ebb and flow of this unfair world, and this is a beautiful reminder to focus on things that are truly valuable: love, kindness, forgiveness, happiness without material objects. Your poem makes me think of this proverb: “Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money.”

    1. Although Monopoly money looks like it could be edible…I have been caught nibbling on it a couple times when I was a kid.

  23. Such a true piece of writing!

    1. And thank you for reading! 🙂

  24. How wise of a cat are you??? 😉

      1. very wise

  25. ♪ “And in the end
    The love you take
    Is equal to the love you make.” ♫

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