Monday, December 20

I really didn't want to do this one...

No, that title isn't true... mostly it's my sense of humour in a phase of hilarious punch-lines equating to lame puns or weak paradoxes.

So today's #Reverb10 Prompt? Well, it sounds a bit like preventing (or analyzing) regret... in a way? Well, you decide. But my response will include a poem so I can also submit it to the Poetry Potluck at Jingle Poetry.

2010 Reflective Prompt #20
Beyond avoidance: What should you have done this year but didn't because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)

My List

There were long lines
spaces too rare
waiting and doing
avoiding a snare.

I checked off pragmatics
I conquered a fear
I completed my goals
and missed something dear

now that I'm leaving
I finally see
many bleak days of toil
were really time to be free.

Too hurried to enjoy
rather scurry than wait,
and at the end of this employ-
ment, I know now - it's been great.

a less poetic translation
of what I just said
sometimes work is more
then what was stuck in my head.

Some days I was down
on my job- it's apparent
were all just great chances for my
perspective to be transparent

not that I lost all shots
to learn something new
I know I did many times
but missed quite a few...

poem by LyndiaP December 20, 2010


  1. lovely flow,
    missing a few is normal..

    thanks for the beautiful entry.


  2. Tempo and message great.

  3. Totally relate-able Lyndia.
    Thanks for the visit.

  4. you must be having fun at work haha! mines here-