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In Haste


Love is true, no problem here,
no agitation, stress, 
no words that tip the applecart 
and leave us in distress.
Unless we're careful they will come
to set the cat among the pigeons,
dump our lives to disarray
and counteract fond intimations.

In a flash we use expressions, 
robbing Peter to pay Paul, 
no regard for truthfulness
as pride precedes the fall.
Words in haste, and acts of malice
kill our equanimity,
murder love, destroy the beauty 
we have crafted tenderly.

All at once we're lost and lonely
grasping straws out on a ledge,
either way our lives could tumble,
lest we pull back from the edge,
and fulfill our fondest wishes,
indiscretions pass us by,
far from danger, indecision,
glad to smile and not to cry.

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 1:23:00 PM
    Well keith i am truly touchedby this write i chose quite at random..! Quite apart from it being a really quality piece. Well i read an expression that my teacher in life used to say..and then on down further there was another! Most strange indeed!! (i am going to think on my direction deeply) yours joe..)

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 9:43:00 AM
    very insightful and thoughtful writing from you, Keith.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:57:00 AM
    Dear Keith - "as pride precedes the fall." "All at once we're lost and lonely grasping straws out on a ledge," your beautiful rhythm reflects the ease with which we can drift into lives of selfish contempt. love, Kathy I am so grateful for your spirit-lifting words about my poems and your insight into their intent. Thank you dear Keith.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 5:12:00 AM
    Great poetic work..Good rhyme and flow..Enjoyed reading this morn..Learned a new word..Thanks for the kind review of my work about Edna St. Vincent Millay..Sara