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One Second Delay

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One Second Delay

Hesitation
Just a moments delay
Lives change forever
Trajectory altered 
Heading to the unknown
Why? Why?
I so liked my routine
The unchanging gives me security
Makes me feel safe
I like to control the outcome
Do I really control anything?
Allow me my illusions
If I am not the master of my own destiny,
to whom will I bow?
Predictability 
Predictability is the blanket to which I cling
Hesitation has ripped it from my hands
I stand naked at the edge of wonder
Youthful vigor renewed
Alive once more
No safety net to cushion my fall
Yet I am not afraid
A stranger in a new land
Yet somehow I feel at home
The unfamiliar is strangely comforting
I am powerless but to continue forward
Heart matches each new step
The unknown becomes known
New routines are established
Oh how I like my routines
Predictability is draped over my shoulders
My life is different
Yet my pattern remains the same

I'm left to ponder
Perhaps I should hesitate once again

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:56:00 PM

    Hesitate every thing except when asked about love.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/11/2013 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for visiting and commenting.
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 7:15:00 AM

    A lovely poem, Richard - Thank you. - Hope your week will be beautiful and good. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/11/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne-Lise
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 7:14:00 AM

    Routine and predictibility are surely great security blankets..Enjoyed reading this morning..Sometimes one has to escape the security of the nest and live a little though..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/11/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:19:00 AM

    Dear Richard , Impressive, pensive, philosophical yet down to earth! Beautifully expressed, thought provoking! Thank you!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/11/2013 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Demettrios
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:04:00 AM

    Ahh yes..Security,predictability,routines...They can all be changed in one second indeed.This poem made me think of something...If a mother bird would never push her chicks from the nest.Would they ever learn to fly?Security,predictability,routines.. Beautiful write... Well worth the smile on my face. :o)

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:16:00 PM

    You express your feelings well in your poetry tonight, xxx

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 4:48:00 PM

    Great penned Rick, wonderful as always, have a blessed afternoon :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:52:00 AM

    Oh i love this Richard,, today those that seek to profit on any aspect ,, would have us forever changing, moving on is a buzz word,, this poem put everything in to perspective i just love it...to my fav