Choices

Always choices
to be made,
left or right,
around or stay.
 
Can’t avoid,
can’t make
a mistake.
The ones
we choose
will bring us change.

At dVerse Poets today, Claudia inspires us to think upon changes and turns in our lives:  http://dversepoets.com/

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  1. so true…and even small choices can bring big change…

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  2. Indeed this is so true. Whatever choice a person makes brings some kind of change….large or small. Well expressed.

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    • I worked on two different ideas for this prompt and finally ended up with this one…short and sweet! Thank you, Mary. Did I wish you a Happy New Year yet…well then, Happy New Year!! 🙂

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  3. def our choices will determine where we get…and what change we get in life…and try as we might i think we make a few mistakes along the way, but they are all part of the story as well…smiles.

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    • Life is interesting…even not making a choice is a choice..and carries consequences. And at times “mistakes” end up being blessings… Smiles for you, Brian.

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  4. I like the last line, it gives me pause & reflection ~ Good one ~

    Wishing you Happy New Year ~

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  5. Short, succinct just as the decision to make a change should be.

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  6. Laurie Kolp

     /  December 29, 2012

    Yes, we must be careful with the choices we make.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. Yes – agree with all re truth here. Sometimes one feels paralysis can keep things the same! Ha!

    Happy New Year, Gayle – thanks for your poetry and kind support of mine and the whole community. k.

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  8. … and nothing is more certain than change ~ lovely capture, Gayle.

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  9. … and sometimes that change is so hard

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  10. to refrain from choosing is to delegate someone else authority over you.

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  11. Short, sweet, and true. Nicely said.

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  12. Yes, even not choosing brings changes we might rather have avoided. Wise poem.

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  13. Short and sweet. Good to have choices even though changes can be so hard. Happy and healthy new year 🙂 best wishes.

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  14. I like the idea that we can’t make a mistake in change because it will always happen. Lovely poem.

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    • I like that idea too. No mistakes…we’re just lead in one direction or the other…it’s up to us as to how it plays out. Thanks, SilverGardenia and Happy New Year!

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  15. I do get so wrapped up in making right choices that I sometimes get paralyzed. I suppose not making a choice is a choice in itself.

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  16. ..the one we choose will bring us change without any assurance of being better or worst… smiles.. happy new year..

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  17. Gayle, this is brilliant. makes the mind wander… i love it.

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  18. I love this; such a simple poem that says lots and is great food for thought.

    Choices mean we are taking responsibility for ourselves. Liberating yet scary!! Lol

    Love

    Christine xx

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    • Thank you, Christine…I appreciate that. Yes, choices mean that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves…scary for sure! I can relate to that. Happy New Year..even if I’ve said it to you already. 🙂
      Love,
      Gayle

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  19. What’s that saying? The only thing certain is change? Good one, kiddo.

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  20. Sometimes I stop to consider the significance of small choices I’ve made and how they’ve completely changed the direction of my life. It’s a bit overwhelming, isn’t it? But we can’t NOT choose.

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    • I’ve thought about those same things, Victoria. Things could have gone in totally different directions..if only… But we’re where we are and that’s that! And I so agree, we can’t NOT choose. Happy New Year, Victoria and hope your birthday was a sweet one.

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  21. LOVELY! An ancient Quaker woman I once knew put it this way: “Only make a choice! Do something is what matters.” She was right. Sometimes the immediate choice was to seek more clarity, but do rather than dawdle! Lovely simplicity, deceptively simple. I love it!

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  22. I think it might be hard to not make mistakes. But it is important to make a choice rather than stand around and let things happen, but so difficult sometimes.
    A Happy New Year to you, Gayle.

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    • Mistakes are sometimes how we perceive things but aren’t always the outcome. It’s happened to me so many times. But I know what you’re saying, Ravenblack. Happy New Year to you…may you be surrounded in peace and love!

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  23. Yes, a clever and a right choice is always asked for! A mistake is unavoidable but ok as long as it is not material which is a disaster! Nicely Gayle and Happy New Year to you!

    Hank

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    • We hope we’re always making the right one..that’s for sure. Thanks for adding your thoughts, Hank and Happy New Year to you too!

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  24. SO true. And the choices we make will teach us something of immeasurable value, too!

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  25. Indeed, our choices create change … but then again, if we make no choice, it’s a choice. Just hope we make the right one.

    Capturing another human moment, Gayle. Nice! Poem on …

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    • Thanks, Jamie. Our “thoughts” tells us one choice is better than another….but really there are no mistakes…just a winding road of this or that. Oh, so easy for me to say…but wait until my thinking takes over! There is a vast quantity of human moments to write about….right?

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