The Fortune Teller

Bartolomeo Manfredi - Gypsy Fortune Teller - W...

Bartolomeo Manfredi – Gypsy Fortune Teller – WGA13926 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Her room so dark and small
I am quite lost
Within it all

I sit so quiet, meek
I fear she has
A crueller streak

She eyes me like a prize
As though I
Realise

Her cards are worn and old
From divinations
Told

I came to seek, to heal
To make the shadows
Real

But fortune has it’s way
I can’t control
This day

She turns the cards and smiles
And waits a
Little while

Then says the words I fear
The ones I
Cannot hear

And yet the die is cast
My future from
My past

A lost demonic friend
May yet return
Again

She smirks as though to say
You knew this anyway
You knew this anyway……

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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13 Responses to The Fortune Teller

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    The cards were probably marked.

  2. Great piece Helen, I’ve always been fascinated with the mystic.

  3. howanxious says:

    Fortune tellers… I have seen them work. But I don’t believe a single word they say.
    Well that is my opinion. A quite haunting piece which was also quite an enjoyable read.

    • I always think with fortune tellers – and I’m someone who reads tarot cards so I include myself in this – that it is best to see them as a sort of meditative aid, and then if something does come true either attribute it to having had the idea planted with you, or something that shows the mystery of life – that way it can be fun to have a reading but you aren’t enslaved or worried by it too much. It does my head in when readings seem to come true to some extent because I want to believe in free will, not destiny, but I allow that there may be some middle road in there somewhere and as long as I don’t get too caught up in readings they can be a fun diversion. 🙂

      • howanxious says:

        You say it right. I guess my previous comment was a lot more negative than what I would have found suitable. I apologize for that.
        I have just certain personal experiences and it is just that my life has taken a completely different turn now.

        I sincerely did not want to be so negative in my words. Thank you. 🙂

      • I didn’t think you were being negative. 🙂 no need to apologise. I think your approach is wise, I was just reflecting on your words. 🙂

  4. Spooky! I admit that I have wanted to visit a mystic but I always feel I’ll go and they’ll tell me about someone more interesting lol

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