“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, July 5, 2013

Unable to Choose

 
Do I tell myself
disaster fast approaches
I must hunker down?

Do I cling instead
to searching for solutions
that might buy me time?

Hoping for the best,
I stiffen my back and hope.
I hide and fight both.

5 comments:

Gail said...

HI JUDY - that age-old battle between surrender or fight. Both have merit in their own right time.
Love Gail
peace.....

Muffie said...

I vote for the latter. I'm afraid that by waiting, I'll miss out on too much. I've adopted the Nike attitude of "Just Do It!"
Peace,
Muff

Karen said...

I vote for searching for solutions, fighting, and hope!

Robert Parker said...

Hope is one of the constituent elements of the universe. There's stuff you can do, stuff that you think you can do but actually can't, stuff that nobody can do. How to proactively tell the difference? Dunno if that's always possible...

But... hope? That we can always do. It may not change the world, but it changes us, and then we change the world, simply by lifting our spirits with hope.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Gail, it is an age-old battle in which I find myself all the time.

Muff, even when I feel like surrendering, I catch myself in time and start looking for solutions.

Karen, absolutely, though as I admit above, sometime my spirits flag and I feel like surrendering.

Robert, wow, yes, hope is something we can always do. Thanks for putting that into proper perspective. It gives me … well… hope!