Monday, July 4, 2016

Shoddy preparation could even be fatal

                                                                                                   Photo: Alessio Albi
Image: Surfacing from the Deep (here)

Insistence of  cooling off from the summer's heat
Testing coolness of the water creeping up to the ears
To be immersed in a tranquil pool shaded from the light
Was it a way of maintaining rapport with nature?

She had warned of the consequences
Misgivings of what awaited below the still waters
was quickly answered upon surfacing from the deep
To be entangled with a loose confusion of choking debris
Reflection of trouble ensuing when plunging the unknown
That should put some sense into him

Would I be able to sustain the impact? he mused
But risks taken could go along any directions, she said
Anticipation could reduce possibilities of errors, she added
Can life be tolerable if one is to give way a little? he asked

He had learnt meeting half-way was a problem solving mechanism
Mindful though where risk factors were compromised
Taken lightly shoddy preparations could even be fatal

Anarchy in thoughts might well be contributory to failures

MLMM's Photo Challenge #120
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  compromise


  1. A good write Hank, message comes over.

  2. If you take a risk your preparation better not be shoddy in high risk situations

  3. But risks taken could go along any directions... that's so true.
    Excellent write, Hank :)

    Lots of love,

  4. A wise perspective on compromise, Hank.

  5. Hard choices, each minute. But like with Monopoly, once we agree to enter "a game," we have to learn the rules that govern it, or be entangled and risk maybe too much.

  6. You make a good point here Hank. Compromise seems to be part of risk, and all of life can be risky.

  7. Easy to get entangled. Never easy to get out.

  8. I think anarchic thoughts can lead to failures - they can also be quite fun if safely thought through

  9. Maybe there are situations we need to simply look for the nearest exit...

  10. I do like the reflective nature of this poem Hank.....beautifully done...

  11. anarchy of thoughts.. a great message there!