If I could read tea leaves
I would weave magic
Framed in the silvery
Warmth of my wishes
and hopes for you
my baby


If I could read palms
I would find lines that
Promise love prosperity and
Happiness with wishes- fruitful
And bountiful for you
My baby


If I could divine your
Birth chart, I would
Will the planets to move favorably
eschewing malefic glances, throwing
Benign avuncular looks your way
My baby


If I could ensure a happy life
By encasing your slim fingers
With lucky birthstone rings
I would plunder and buy up the
Best of  best on the market for you
My baby


If I could change the future
Making it the rosiest for you by
Going the Feng Shui way
With our home’s makeover
I would in a heart beat
My baby

If I could my baby
I would give up my life
Gladly for you to make
You happy but, do know
Life is what you will make
Of it all on your own

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Most plans are just inaccurate predictions. – Ben Bayol

The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions. – Steve Rivkin

I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.
-Alan Cox  Welsh, Inventor


Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Allen  American, Author


If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false. – M. H. Abrams Author Nationalities


The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future. – Joel A. Barker  American, Businessman


A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own ‘accuracy
 –Paul Watzlawick  Austrian, Psychologist


Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
– Brian Tracy  American, Author

The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy. – Hubert H. Humphrey

paintings by Raja Ravi Varma are from the internet



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