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Concerto de Destiny in A - Minor…Parable
by Sheila Roy
Saturday, June 19, 2010
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"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." - This poem wasn't based on the quote; it just kind of developed that way, and I liked the effect.

Concerto de Destiny in A - Minor…Parable


Destiny sighed and then set violin to chin

Seemed as though the moon itself glowed beneath her skin

Delicately, the bow whispered across the strings

Each note a butterfly, soaring on borrowed wings

Schools and schools of notes, swimming like ghostly minnows

Wafting in between the aisles, up and down the rows

On and on she played till her predictions were told

How some would suffer bad luck, and others strike gold


Every head tilted just so, captivated

Counting out their transgressions, albeit belated

Hoping beyond hope Karma wouldn’t circle `round

Murmuring something `bout being lost and then found

Some hearts hammered tried and true , gaining their content

Some conceded – the dial on their compass was bent

A select number faced a mirror much too late

Heaven knows they’re goners now, consumed by their fate


The bow slid to a finish; its final quiver

And over the gathering, rippled a shiver

Destiny seemed to regret what she’d had to do

But she’d told them before till her face had turned blue

She scanned the swarm, knowing most would slip before long;

Wheels in their ruts, satisfied to roll with the throng

Yet, she noticed some hopefuls; souls who understood…

If you “Do unto others…” – what comes back is good J




Copyright June 18, 2010 © Sheila Roy








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Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/30/2011
Reviewed by Dark Knight 10/6/2010
to write as you do is a pleasure as well as a joy to behold
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/20/2010
The metaphor is profound and beautiful. I was caught up in the visions of butterflies being released in hope and love lost but also found, if the listener listens. Brilliant and we certainly reap what we sow. Send out peace and love and you're more likely to get it back. Not always unfortunately but mostly. Brilliant. Wove into my soul and held it captive. Liz
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/10/2010
I find myself wrapped/rapt in this poem, Sheila. It is such a gracious, soothing way of imparting an exhortation, a beseech: to do so in beautiful music and allow that which is wordless to speak directly to the soul. A fabulous concept, but also so crystal in the way you have written this. The notes are clear and striking yet there is such a delicacy and gentleness embedded in your lines. A very accomplished poem that loses me in its heartbeat. I particularly love the first stanza. xx
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/27/2010
...p e r f e c t...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/12/2010
Thank You Sheila
For sharing this wonderful Piece
Of a poetic Gem, This one I'll keep within my safe
where I keep my most valued poetic Jewels.....
Love & Peace

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/21/2010
A beautiful and throughful write. Blessings to you.....
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
Sheila, so unique and thought provoking. Well done and much enjoyed. Top Shelf Poem
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/20/2010
I always believe what goes around, comes around. Sheila, this is so beautifully done. I loved the line, "each note a butterfly, soaring on borrowed wings"...just lovely! A fine piece! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 6/20/2010
This is absolutely astounding work. You have captured the imagery needed to convey these thoughts into artistic meaning.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/20/2010
bright imagery as well as theme ...
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/20/2010
Sheila, this is soft and yet so powerful at the same time. Wise and of your goes into my library.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/19/2010
I so enjoyed this ! Schools and schools of notes, wonderful words all throughout your seamless poem.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/19/2010
It's how you develop this, Sheila, that is quite remarkable...all the way from the wonderful "Schools and schools of notes" through to "...souls who understood..."
For me, this is among your very finest poems.


....and the rudeness you speak of at the's everywhere!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/19/2010
The song and the singer echo what this world has come to. I grew up in a world of unquestioning fear and respect for elders. Some did not deserve it perhaps but it did make my ability to appreciate those who did deserve or earn it a lot easier. I believe there is a time to stand up to someone if they are wrong but to be cursing or disrespectful because it gave them a sense of power is just wrong. Great poetry here Shiela....well done.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/19/2010
A lovely and deeply meaningful offering that is replete with wisdom; thank you for sharing this gift, Sheila. Love, hugs, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/19/2010
Beautiful writing as always sweet lady..sure have missed you and your lovely work...will comment some more on your poems when I get some free time OK..stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/19/2010
You are a delightful poet to read and gain wisdom beyond your age.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/19/2010
a beautiful offering Shelia
& even in the harrowing echo of Karma calling eventually to those
as well as the blessings of Karma to those others too
wisdom comes through just as you close with what I also believe in:
"If you “Do unto others…” – what comes back is good"
Just offering a smile to another returns one...its easier too
This delicate Concerto de Destiny is soulful
Love Grows Goodness & Deep Roots

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