Reflex Action

Poem by: attanasio

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Sometimes we need to try to control our reflexes.

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Submitted: December 28, 2011

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Reflex

By: Joe Attanasio

 

A reflex is involuntary you see

And instantaneous as can be

Reaction in response to a stimulus

And that’s what I want to discuss

 

When something flies at the eye

We instinctively close it to get by

When a punch aims for our head

We jerk and duck down instead

 

When a hammer hits our thumb

We automatically cuss some

When someone makes us mad

We say and do things that are bad

 

We don’t stop and think

We don’t even pause to blink

We respond with record speed

We react to make them bleed

 

When you have known them very long

You push the button you know is strong

You need to end with the upper hand

You want to be the last to stand

 

You must learn to slow down

Take your time and look around

Count from one to ten

Then think about it again

 

Don’t fly off the handle

Don’t invite a scandal

Carefully choose your words to say

Or just let their comment lay

 

How many times, just as you said it

You immediately want to admit

You are sorry and didn’t mean to say

What you did, and it won’t go away

 

 


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Sometimes we need to try to control our reflexes.

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