Elena Plotkin

Step Back - Poem by Elena Plotkin

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.

Take time to understand.

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

Don't ever give up and quit! ! !

Topic(s) of this poem: hope

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(c) 2013 Copyright Elena Plotkin

Comments about Step Back by Elena Plotkin

  • Bri Edwards (5/7/2015 3:23:00 PM)

    elena, i'll try to remember this one: step back, step back, step back step back, step back. maybe i can recommend it to someone else someday. in fact i have one person, no, two people in mind....make that three! two on PH and one 'lost' stepdaughter! !

    step back from the car, said the cop to bri. :) bri
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  • Bri Edwards (5/5/2015 8:51:00 PM)

    i don't understand this poem. I QUIT! ! ! !

    but seriously, which is sometimes difficult for me to 'do', i like it, though it isn't my bag exactly. i mean i kind of fall into some important decisions in my life, without much planning, and not always much thought; too much thinking can be bad for you! didn't you know that! ?

    ok, dealing and understanding are more like the things i end up doing or trying, especially the 'dealing' part. but sometimes quitting IS the solution. remember that. and that must be true since i'm much older than you are, so i MUST BE much wiser! right?

    i like the repetition of stanza one, and the subsequent suggestion for living.

    bri :)
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, April 28, 2014

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