Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 143 Points (22 September / London)

Decisions 1283 - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

When choice, once clear, uncertain grows,
when confidence is in the throes
of conflict as the hands of fate
turn counter-clockwise, retrograde,
decisions must be made.

As lost hands may not be replayed
act, don’t delay, and fears may fade,
so plan ahead, anticipate
life’s pattern to its ebbs and flows
key in, diverting current woes.

When doubt, once abstract, shadows throws
to dim the spirit’s inner flows,
the mind must not procrastinate,
though expectations seem betrayed
where visibility has greyed.

Decisions must in time be made.
Tomorrowrs no safe barricade!
As rates of Change accelerate
Chance cannot, even if it chose,
avert Time’s arrows, flighty b[l]ows.

No door remains forever closed.
Internal or external foes
undermine the strongest state.
Initiative displayed
may turn the sharpest blade.

Decisions, if delayed,
beyond all reason Reason trade
for self destruction, taken late
may compromise, harm, or foreclose
free choice, voice suffocate.

(22 June 2005)


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, April 29, 2013


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