Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Choices - Poem by Fred Babbin

Will it be tea,
Or will it be sherry?

Must I be sad?
Or can I be merry?

File it now
Or leave it ‘til later?

Should I complain?
Or must I be silent?

Should I dress casual?
Or will it be ‘’dress up’’?

Should I kiss her?
Maybe I shouldn’t.

Should I touch her?
Will she be angry?

Surgery?
Radiation’s better?

Should I be?
Or maybe (like Hamlet)

How good is this poem?
Maybe it isn’t.


Comments about Choices by Fred Babbin

  • (9/21/2009 2:22:00 PM)


    Should I be?
    Or maybe (like Hamlet)

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • (5/6/2009 12:43:00 PM)


    One must reach a state of 'Choicless Consciousness', and then all problem ends..........because higher conciousness chooses thing for you...............Indeed Good Write............. (Report) Reply

  • Bethany Buhl (7/14/2008 3:35:00 PM)


    yeah no ever knows if what they write is good or not, I think this poem makes me think I have choices and it's up to you to makes them. just find the one you like the best at the time. (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2008 4:37:00 PM)


    Choices, I'm not one to talk about making the right ones always, but I did like the honesty of this write

    Love duncan X
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008



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