Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heat of the Moment

                                                                                     Attribution: jeffreyw
Image: An Angry Bird ( A Ruby-Throated Humming Bird)
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

In the heat of the moment
Rashness of temper
Makes one lose momentum
Wrought good judgement asunder

Plausible explanation to counter
The loss of rational thinking
But is there nothing else to offer
Why a sudden outburst is blamed

Being goaded into action
Nothing substantial
Some minor intransigence
Triggered off the potential

Consequences may turn out serious
Easily offered as an excuse
Just human weakness
A convenient ruse

Written for Brian's hosting at d’Verse’s OpenLinkNight week 105 (significantly this being the 3rd Anniversary of d'Verse) to be shared with Mrsupole's Theme Thursday with prompt – heat 

25 comments:

  1. interesting...and true....a moment of rash judgement...the moment we let our emotion have sway we open up to doing something really stupid which def can have dire consequences...

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  2. Not stepping back to think can sure up the heat and make you say something you wish you could delete

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  3. Things said during temper or tantrums, we regret them later on ~ Perhaps best to breathe and let the moments pass before opening our mouths ~ Have a good week Hank ~

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  4. Oh yes, when temper flares who knows where the conversation goes. Hopefully all get control of themselves before things get totally out of hand! You captured a bit of human nature here, Hank.

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  5. Human nature is a dangerous thing. One moments loss of control can lead to decades of recrimination. Speak or act in haste, repent at leisure, as they say.

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  6. Indeed - temper can trick us, and price can be high

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  7. This is a good write on controlling our tempers, Hank. Some folk just don't know how to.

    Pamela

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  8. Ah this is so me, sometimes. Well done my friend. Great choice of photos!

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  9. Hank,

    This is so true..often people flare up..say and do things in the heat of the moment not thinking about the consequences..leaving lasting scars physically and emotionally. Love the photo..

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  10. ... seems you have been watching the news lately... Yes, so very true.

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  11. The heat of the moment is something to fear

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  12. Human-ness..... A fault we all have.... Passion sometimes is called a killer. Yet it is also the same thing that brings us to our craft again and again.... The intense passion that brings a mother to nurture her child might be the same passion a brute uses to shake the same child to death. Life is surely Ying and Yang.... Very thoughtful poem here Hank..... Excellent write...

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  13. Did I miss a prompt on heat? Or did I miss it and do my tortoise in the heat via synchronicity? Heat of the moment is a great take with all of its variability. I finally learned how to deal with rising feelings of injustice, anger...whatever. Go to the calm place. It's worked and life is so much more easier. Nice write!

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  14. Wow! nicely done. We often succumb to moments of heat, well so long they dont culminate into irreparable regrets..

    Thanks for dropping in on my page, I have been little off for a while but glad to see you coming in, still! :)

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  15. moments of weakness well - they lead to many many moments of regret sometimes.. enjoyed your words today..

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  16. ...sometimes being critical in making our decisions & way of thinking is better than be easily affected by our emotional self... it's always hard to control that part of us which is by nature fragile.... loved this Hank... smiles...

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  17. You write truth here Hank. We can never take back the words and actions we display in anger. And sometimes the feelings that get hurt never heal.

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  18. Just human weakness
    A convenient ruse


    beautifully written Hank.. the raw human emotions well expressed..

    People's violent love and hate
    one in extremes loved and abhorred !!

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  19. Hi Hank,

    Sometimes it is sad that we do such terrible things in the heat of the moment when we let anger take over our minds and feelings. And the sad thing is that we always live to regret what we did. Sometimes we are forgiven but more often than not we are not forgiven. Or it takes years to be forgiven. What a great reminder for us to keep our cool during these hot times. Thank you.

    And thank you for sharing this with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. May you have a very cool week and may everyone around you stay cool too.

    God bless.

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  20. I've learned that there is no way to excuse these moments, even if the reason is true. I like this rehearsal of the rationales people provide.

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