Fortune is like music minus one:
One adds one's voice to what one has been given.
Remember that, in either rain or sun,
The part one plays should be by beauty driven,
Yearning that will one's whole session run.
So might one's music mingle pain and joy,
Engaged in harmony that heals the heart,
Vested in what will one's loved ones buoy,
Embracing truth with all one's well-honed art.
Nor need one's fate one's happiness destroy.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.