Pre-destiny and choice

There are age old questions about free will and fate.
Strangely this seemed to have been resolved by the late Roman writer Severus Boethius in his book “The consolations of philosophy”. This he wrote in prison awaiting execution. It was unfinished.

Choice

Pre-destiny and choice

Things are just as they are.
Each ought do what they can.
Some say Fate’s in the hands of God
And not the hands of man.

Things are just as they are.
Some will do what they do.
They may think they’re the hands of God
And right when they wrong you.

When deadly deeds are done,
All ought do what they can.
For Fate’s not all the hand of God
Pre-destined in a plan.

Free will is there as well
In much of what we do.
That’s our Fate from the hands of God,
To choose is up to you.

To have choice is our Fate.
Each must do what they can.
Free choice is from the hands of God
Pre-destined in a plan.

Pre-destined then to choose,
We should not make a fuss.
Some may think they’re the hand of God
And right when they wrong us.

To have choice is not bad,
Nor good beyond our ken.
Badness is not the hand of God
But wrong choices of men.

Now what will be will be,
So, when we right a wrong;
We may think we’re the hand of God
And justice makes us strong.

But who are we to judge?
Each must do what they can.
Justice is in the hands of God
And we don’t know his plan.

For as we right a wrong,
New wrongs we may well do.
Vengeance is in the hands of God
It’s just not up to you.

Things are just as they are,
Each should do what they can.
Some say Fates in the hands of God
And not the hands of man.

Predestined then to choose,
With choice our destiny,
We don’t know if we win or lose;
So, what will be will be!

© Trevor Morgan 2004

From: “Tales of Aethelwulf of Lyng”

Dedication

To Severus Boethius
An agonised thinker

Note: If you want his thoughts read his book!
 

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