Written by: ilene bauer

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.