Howard Simon


Repressive Recklessness

Poem by Howard Simon

Irresponsibility has been an enemy to me
I am not even close to where I should be
I find myself drifting like a log on the sea
Oh Mr. Responsibility hear my desperate plea

Irresponsibility has caused me excruciating pain
I wonder if I'll ever recover and make some gain
I am like an air craft tumbling towards the ground
Oh Mr. Responsibility please help me turn around

Irresponsibility has been my down fall
Instead of progressing I have had to crawl
Irresponsibility has held me down for too long
I am terribly tired of singing the losers song

I take responsibility for my life today
Irresponsibility will never again hold sway

Topic(s) of this poem: motivational


Comments about Repressive Recklessness by Howard Simon

  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (8/25/2018 1:15:00 PM)

    A great poem full of positivity.It imparts wisdom and lesson in life.
    A very perceptive write that inspires and motivates.
    Superbly penned.10++++(Report)Reply

    Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon(8/25/2018 1:39:00 PM)

    Rose, blessed gratitude and good will for you kind affirmation always!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/29/2018 11:59:00 PM)

    Irresponsibility has caused me excruciating pain
    I wonder if I’ll ever recover and make some gain.........my great pleasure contemplating the fabulous expression my friend! It's an extraordinary piece of work!(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/25/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    A magnificent piece of poetry! Extremely well penned my friend! Full marks (10/10) !(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (6/28/2017 9:47:00 PM)

    i shall place your name and the link to this fine poem into July 2017's 'a showcase for and by PH poets'.

    Thanks.

    bri :)(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/16/2017 7:08:00 PM)

    Insightful indeed. Beautiful rendition of words to utmost justice. Thanks for sharing Howard.(Report)Reply

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  • Richard Wlodarski (12/25/2016 3:53:00 PM)

    Howard, this is what poetry is all about. The freedom to write brutally honest poetry without any fear.
    I invite you and fellow poets to read Ode To Orlando. How one act of irresponsibility led to some very severe consequences. And the end result!(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/27/2016 11:00:00 PM)

    gee whiz! if i'd known this poem had so many comments already, i might not have read and commented! ! ! bri :)

    it must have been a poem of the day once. well, maybe not. over 8 years of comments, and i think you promote your poems.

    i'm glad i read the poem nonetheless! bri :)(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/27/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    i like this a lot. personal....about YOU, or someone you know, or some fictitious/unknown person? ? ? i wonder.

    probably not you, but...........? maybe long ago?

    i appreciate the very nice rhyming.

    to MyPoemList.

    bri :)

    p.s. ever hear of my/OUR a showcase for PH poets? ? it is something i sponsor on my site most months to
    display poems of some of my friends on PH.(Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (2/9/2016 5:35:00 AM)

    I take responsibility for my life today
    Irresponsibility will never again hold sway- - - Inspiring and motivating to be resposible for our own action.
    Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (2/9/2016 12:59:00 AM)

    Verily, irresponsibility is the source of failures and losses and should be discarded ASAP(Report)Reply

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (1/19/2016 11:50:00 PM)

    Something that I can completely relate to. Thought-provoking. Lovely rhyme. And the ending note is full of optimism. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/15/2015 10:46:00 PM)

    I take responsibility for my life today
    Irresponsibility will never again hold sway
    A beautiful poem inspiring all for a firm determination to pass the life with responsibility..............10(Report)Reply

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  • Roseann Shawiak (10/16/2014 10:07:00 PM)

    Great open and honest poem, Howard. Reflecting on one's life holds many thoughts to be written into poems, showing us the path we have taken to maturity and growth.(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/30/2014 11:54:00 AM)

    Self-introspection has been so beautifully cited in the form of poetry is phenomenal beyond all doubt........Howard
    you are really outstanding(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (2/25/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    An apt title, a self analytical poem that ends with a positive note in the end. Simply wonderful!
    'I take responsibility for my life today
    Irresponsibility will never again hold sway' - This firm resolve will inspire many to undertake similar resolute decisions in life.
    An honest and inspirational poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Walters (2/25/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    Ah but what pleasure to drift when all others are hauling such torments ;) pausing only to relieve a passing stranger of his pain.......(Report)Reply

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  • Rinki Nandy (7/13/2010 4:44:00 PM)

    mr. resposibilty sure must be happy as you........euphoric,(Report)Reply

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  • Lynn Glover (5/2/2010 10:07:00 AM)

    Howard, most of us have experienced irresponsibility, your poem remindes us not to go there again. Thanks for the reminder. Your friend Lynn(Report)Reply

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  • Chantal Gumbs (4/4/2010 10:50:00 PM)

    Mr. Irresponsibility is the most wanted criminal in this world right now! !

    He has damaged too many lives! I hope we all come to a realisation that he is the enemy and change for the bettering of ourselves is Great! !

    Wonderful Poem!(Report)Reply

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  • Amy MarieAmy Marie (2/7/2010 3:11:00 PM)

    So many teenage boys can relate ;)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, July 8, 2019