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Look Before You Leap

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Look Before You Leap

God give me the courage to change the things I can.
For I jumped out of the pot right into the frying pan.

I thought things would be better, that was an oversight.
Instead of boiling, I'm now sizzling, my blisters blight. 

I long to leap once again but I'm desperately afraid.
The wok beckons me with good intentions mislaid.

The spoon rest looks comforting, and I need a rest. 
Why does change make me wary, excited and distressed.

The oven is warm and inviting, will my essence be renewed.
Or will this latest transformation cause me to come unglued.

I'm reminded by the clock not to waste precious time.
I should soar like never before while I'm still in my prime.

Please give me courage, things have to change!
Broaden my horizons beyond this kitchen range.

Cecilia Macfarlane 
Contest: SERENITY RESPONSE
"courage to change the things I can''

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  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:42:00 AM
    Wow, this is really stunning Cecilia. I can feel the tug of was between your thoughts, so many things happening here. Definitely reminds you of the value in writing

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 3:02:00 AM
    Nice one Cecilia! Find the courage to leap again out from the frying pan! I love the way you work on this poem. Thank you for commenting my work. Love Dalila

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:26:00 PM
    Awesome, insightful write, Cecelia..Congratulations on a very fine win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 9:10:00 PM
    Is this the poem from which you got a laugh from my comment. Happy to oblige. sweetie!! Luv, Andrea

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 1/27/2012 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Andrea, this is the one. LOL
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:31:00 PM
    A definite winning piece of poetry, very powerful tag line and great flowing couplets. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:03:00 PM
    Cool, all done to a kitchen theme! home home on that "range" heehee. (gotta soar away from it!) Big congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in Nette's "Serenity Response" contest Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:47:00 AM
    Ceciline - Winning wishes on this wonderful contest entry. Thanx for visiting / commenting on my poem. Best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 5:24:00 AM
    Very good written Cecilia,hope you winn in the contest. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 10:45:00 AM
    I really like it! I love the way you put everything in there.To jump from one to next and then come out with the whole msg.That was great!I think it's a winner :o) I will be sending you another soup mail telling you about more.When my brain allows me :o)