This short poem by Pablo Neruda focuses on how we create our own destiny and how we are responsible for our own successes and failures. Its a great poem to launch a unit on Neruda or to use with a level III or higher class where you are studying poetry. (Realidades 3, AP Lit) Lesson download includes a word version of the poem, quotes from poem for students to reflect upon and think/pair/share, an audio link to listen to the poem and a writing prompt. Lesson takes one class period to complete if you assign the writing prompt for homework. Poem is easy to understand and works well for students at level III or higher.