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Elena Plotkin


Step Back


Step Back
Take a breath
Let the world reveal itself.

It’s not exactly what you thought.
It’s not exactly how you planned.
It’s too hard to deal with or understand.

It’s not your style.
It’s not a good fit.
It makes you want to give up and quit.

Step back
Take a breath
Let the world reveal itself.

Rethink
Replan
Take time to understand.

Change your style.
Make it fit.
Don’t give up and quit.

Don't ever give up and quit! ! !

Submitted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 28, 2014

Topic(s): hope


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  • Freshman - 1,867 Points Patricia Grantham (8/26/2013 7:39:00 AM)

    Don't be in a hurry, take a little time to observe and take things in.
    That is the problem with most of us we always seem to be in a hurry.
    Sit back take it easy and then go forward with great expectancy ti see
    what is up ahead. An inspiring write. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,384 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/16/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Elena Sandu has echoed my thoughts. Taking a step back to see the world revealing itself has great wisdom in it.
    Don't ever give up and quit! ! !
    A command for all of us to obey! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 904 Points Elena Sandu (8/14/2013 7:38:00 PM)

    Wise poem, powerful, great wisdom taught! Yes indeed step back take time to breathe, than observe and feel how a relaxing world itself in kind color would reveal. Another gem, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

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