Wherever your decrees have fixed my lot.
I follow cheerfully; and, did I not,
Wicked and wretched, I must follow still.
Of the Poem (Quote):
This is a quote by Cleanthes that Epictetus employs in one of his works, the Enchiridion.
Despite the fatalistic imports, I love this quote and apply it with Providence in mind. Indeed, despite the pantheistic philosophical perspective endorsed by them, I love the Stoics (especially Epictetus).
Rhyme Scheme: x.a.a.x. (where 'x' represents unrhymed lines- essentially an Italian quatrain)
Note: I've studied philosophy for roughly 17 years, and I find it incredible, each day, how closely connected and influenced I was by poetry through my philosophical studies- and this without my complete awareness of the matter.