Taking Stock

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just some thoughts about good intentions.

Taking Stock

 

As the year draws to an end,
and a chance for taking stock
awaits us, once more,
it is time to put our pride
to the side and let some truths
dominate our thoughts.

What has become of the good
intentions? They seemed so
true, perhaps honourable, yet
unwise in retrospect?
Were they mere flirtations with
an ego so inflated with
self-importance that
humbleness ceased to exist?
Were they crushed by impotence,
or daily drudges or, ... or, ... or?

Will next year be different?
Will we improve who we are?
Become that better version?
Or will we get on the merry-go-round
and spin, again and again until
we accept we’re human after all?

 


Submitted: December 21, 2020

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AFRODITE STATHI

So meaningful!!!I think i am human after all but humbleness is needed.Good work.Made me think.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 12:33pm

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Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 6:47am

Prince EL

Thought-provoking poem. Well done, Bert!

Mon, December 21st, 2020 7:09pm

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Thanks a lot for your feedback, Prince.

Tue, December 22nd, 2020 6:25am

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