Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Where Destiny Begins

Inspired by and written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – thank you, GC

As a non-driver parallel parking isn’t an issue for me as I am forever a biker. So maybe I skip that and go into the definition of the word parallel instead. Well, good old Google has thrown this at me – a parallel poem takes its form from another poem and uses the same line structures as another poem, but the focus is on a completely different topic. Some words from the original poem are retained, but some words are replaced with new words. Interesting, here we go….

Chosen completely at random, the original poem is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Where Destiny Begins
Form: Parallel Poem

Where is this place where destiny begins
And the end echoes it’s too late
And classroom lessons have no more impact
And revising exams is no longer fact
And all we see is just an act
Reality check Polo mints can’t change fate
Let us forget the maths where irrational fractions suck
And the voices telling us the sins
Past the buildings where lost souls go
Confessional hearings where justice says no
Lets us go now before walking is too slow
This place where destiny begins
Yes we must learn what our instincts know
When our guts offer signs for us to make it so
As the children of light we see where to go
This place where destiny begins


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