Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

Facing A Challenge


When faced with a challenge
We swiftly want to flee
From making a decision
To move or cop a plea.

Is it better to go with it or wait
As life quickly passes by
Or better to hesitate
Bewailing our fate, not try?

Deciding to move ahead or not
Making a list of cons and pros
Helps make it easier to discern
Keeping us on our toes.

So, if we go or if we stay
Is not really wrong or right
It is simply a matter of choice,
Of fight or flight in hindsight

Submitted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Edited: Thursday, July 14, 2011

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  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (7/13/2011 11:33:00 PM)

    Wow! What a thought provoking and well penned write straight like an arrow! 10+++ This poem is very similar to one that I just posted titled: TAKING THE RISKS, hopefully you can read and enjoy whenever time permits! Keep inspiring the World! Love and Peace for always! ... (Report) Reply

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