Fascinating word, is it not?
Without context, what meaning has it got?
There’s a fortune in silver and gold
That keeps you fed and out of the cold,
And there’s a fortune that is good and kind
And resides far more in the mind.
It’s fortunate if you earn a fortune,
But you can’t fortunately have good fortune
And I just wonder who decides
What works according to which guides.
And how funny that money so rarely
Is linked to fate in any way fairly –
It’s only when it belongs to ourselves
That we admit in effort it delves;
For everybody else, it’s blind luck
And it’s up to fortune where it struck.
Fortune. I wonder how much it reveals
The first meaning that comes on its heels.