Sunday, July 14, 2019

there are strings of stories of lost opportunities

                                                 Attribution: Rajasekharan Parameswaran at English Wikipedia

Image: Regret, an oil painting (here)

the 12 given words:
change grow humility seven listen
string stories plate where sits rain still

change for the better
grow in stature
in all humility
exhorting oneself to move forward

but there is so much on the plate
tugging at one's conscience
seven sisters as potential brides
suitors aplenty
but aren't you moving forward
to stake your bid?

listen hard young man
there are strings of stories
of lost opportunities
where one sits in the rain
not wanting to make the first move

upon knowing later
still gloating!
that sitting still is a decision
indecisive but still a decision

you have the right to it
in not making a move!
it leaves a bitter taste for most times
but one is happy to wait for the next round

not quite
for better or for worse
indecision kills the initiative
isn't it better to decide
and not succeeding
a lesson learned
but instead to sit pretty
happy in fool's paradise

many had decided so
taking pride in being decisive
in not making a decision

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #412
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #486


  1. that sitting still is a decision
    indecisive but still a decision

    I think sometimes indecisiveness haunts one later down the road. I guess it is still a choice though. Perhaps, it is better to make a decision and see how it plays out.

  2. Philosophical as always! Nicely said.

  3. So true, those strings of stories of lost opportunities. Well done, Hank.

  4. I especially like the title and the 'listen young man' stanza. And it's a magic trick how you put it together from such loose ingredients. But Hank, I can't visit you either, at least not from the link you left on my blog.

  5. I love "indecision kills the initiative" So true
    Lots of wisdom here

  6. In achieving something we often make mistakes getting there. Success is not easy it takes thought and hard work.

  7. Nice use of the given words. What you say of indecision is so true.

  8. Taking pride in such a decision never gets one very far. Wise indeed.