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Sometimes plans just go awry
Despite your best intentions.
Then you rally and you try
Assorted interventions.

You could shrivel up and die
From all the added tensions,
But to do so would defy
The normative conventions.

It’s a waste to wonder why
There have to be dissensions.
Life is likely to supply
Dilemmas and detentions.

So the thing to do is sigh
And focus your attentions
On ways for you to pacify
Your growing apprehensions.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 2:43:00 PM
    I see this is one of your introspections.

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Sage advice from the sage of the Soup...never get tired of reading your simple, uncomplicated yet wisdom filled poems my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 12:32:00 AM
    I liked all the cool rhymes in this one. Those sions and tions make for some fun end rhymes!!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:38:00 PM
    I LOVE IT!!! My dear...I read your Defrost poem to a friend today and they found it enchanting! :) he happens to be the head of the English Department at the University where I teach! :) Thanks for your caring and kind posts! They boost me up! Hugs!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:03:00 PM
    - Like it ... like it ... and well written :) - Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Ilene. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:01:00 PM
    love this witty and wise write, Ilene

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Life's goal... "to pacify your growing apprehensions" Well said my dear Ilene! Hugs, Jack xox