A selection from "Oracles for Youth" by Caroline Gilman (1794 - 1888) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on October 27, 2013. A link to the piece may be found here:
According to the editor's notes, Mrs. Gilman was fond of fortune-telling games. This selection reads like so many fortune cookies messages, only in rhyming couplets often without attention to rhythm. Interestingly, not all of the fortunes are good.