If I stand here in contemplation,

I’ll never get to where I’m going.

I could plan and never fail

because my plans are never a threat

for success nor failure.

My goals would remain only goals

because they are always something

to look forward to becoming.

I wculd find myself in complacency

if I find myself only contemplating.

Why bother having thoughts, ideas

or plans if my intentions

are never followed through?

Why have dreams or want more

if I can never see myself achieving

what I desire?

It seems easier taking the path of

least resistance,

if I go that route I could settle for contentment.

But, then I’m like the lame man from birth

who sat at the gate called Beautiful

begging when there are other alternatives.

I could do as he and move beyond

the place of “do nothing”

and “do something”

to exceed my expectations

or any limitations.

So, contemplation,

I’m no longer contemplating,

I’m leaving you behind.


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Sometimes when you’re at the crossroad in life

and you don’t know which choice to make-

the best thing to do is to contemplate

the outcome of your choices.

Examine your choices closely. 

More than likely, you will feel better

about the outcome of a conscious decision

than living with the outcome

of a decision made in haste. 


`Yvonne L.