Kismet (kiz-met) means destiny, or fate; or a power that is believed to control what happens in the future. The word kismet come to us from Turkish, originally from the Arabic word qisma (keese-mah), meaning portion or lot. There is so much poetry about, or related to, kismet that it seems to be its own type within a genre.
Specks: Coincidence meets Kismet
By Bill Reynolds
Among the billions traveling through space…
Two specks of dust without direction or purpose,
None aware of another, simple lifeless vectors of eternity
on pointless, unrelated journeys to nowhere.
Each born of events eons past in both time and distance,
mindless entities uncaring, without purpose or reason.
Unguided, random, alone, on endless journeys to
nothingness, absent of all consciousness, awareness, or
desire in the vast universe of both
loving and frightening utter insignificance.
They do not know, do not feel, do not see, do not care.
Mindless and might be as well, not to exist at all.
Set apart in time and distance, spirits within–
Still unfulfilled, unknowing of self, unknowing of others.
Closer they loom but continue to wander,
thru time and thru space with nothing to ponder.
Then a fire starts to burn. There is something.
A light. A spark. A slowing from forever’s pointlessness.
Slowly, one at a time, a special day, each glides to a stop…
With spirit and magic, of others around they’re now more aware.
Spirit knows life and begins to evolve,
with wonders and mysteries yet to resolve.
They notice things now, a rhythm, a beat they can hear;
There’s movement within, fluid awareness begins.
There are noises and smells, they feel things
And notice more, it’s like nothing before.
Now being, now joining,
Each has become, part of life here on earth.
Each morphs into a part of the soul of a child.
Each has one life and each grows to a person…
with love and with needs, and all that should follow.
What was that fire? Where did it start?
Both still in the universe, but no longer apart.
Each gradually feels more awake, more abiding,
Each strives on and on, to be with one who is living.
People and places and sights and sounds.
Emotions and tastes and the hearing of life.
The specks found common goals, one mission in life,
to find something missing, the whole of it all.
Through the eyes of their hosts, each speck meets the other.
Instantly their kismet arrives, as love for all their lives.
Their kismet has sent them to be as they are,
from that moment on, they’re forever together.
Now fully aware of why they are here,
the hosts of the specks become a great couple.
In love and now bonded together as one,
they move through this life, both sharing a fate.
A journey of eons with circumstance shared…
the past has been long, their future’s eternity.
Has coincidence brought two lovers together?
Or was their kismet at work without a conclusion?
The humans may pass, but the specks live forever.
Their love will go on, into ever and ever.
What is our kismet?
Seek your destiny — but look both ways, and mind the gaps.
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