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It’s great to be spontaneous,
To simply up and go;
To get last-minute tickets
To a movie or a show.

To meet some friends for dinner
Or for breakfast or for lunch,
Inquiring it they’re free, based on
A lucky what-if hunch.

How lovely just to get an urge
And act without preparing;
If things work out – terrific!
But if not, there’s no despairing.

It’s great to be spontaneous
But often hard to do,
For obligations cling to us
Like non-removing glue.

Yet sometimes we can grab that ring
That dangles there like gold;
Yes, spontaneity is great - 
At least that’s what I’m told!

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Your last line is killer. Soo true! Onus without bonus is a dreary way to live. So if the chance reveals itself, a go, we all should give. I so enjoy your ability to expound on such seemingly trivial things. Just goes to show joy is in the details. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Yes, Ilene. It is great. I must say...being predictable is sometimes so mind numbing. However, if we did everything with spontaneity, we sure would get in heaps of trouble. You've worded this dilemma well...especially with that last line. ;) Give those obligations a rest for a day or two and just do what you want to do! :)

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:55:00 PM
    lol. I'm with you, Ilene. I'm of an impulsive sort. Once I've an idea in my head I jump in there with guns blazing. Nice write, my friend. :)