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Dare to Decide

A Sonnet

By D. J. ReddallPublished about a month ago ā€¢ Updated about a month ago ā€¢ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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How warm and reassuring waiting is

Delay, deliberation, second thought

Supply a shield against that dreadful quiz

When the pressure to act cannot be fought


Sober circumspection is always wise

Rash haste has brought many a hero low

But for procrastination, there's no prize

Read the map carefully, but then, please go

Do not be paralyzed by fear and doubt

Nor should you hesitate to fools annoy

One can lose many rounds and win the bout

And what fun is a pristine, untouched toy?

Be wise and cautious, but once you decide

Upon a course, leap on your horse and ride!


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D. J. Reddall

I write because my time is limited and my imagination is not.

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Comments (11)

  • Jane Kattabout a month ago

    Well written! Love it!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! šŸŽ‰šŸ’–šŸŽŠšŸŽ‰šŸ’–šŸŽŠ

  • JBazabout a month ago

    THis reminds me that we all need to go a little slower and enjoy what is around us. Congratulations

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    congratulations on your top story

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! šŸ„³ Life has gotten busy lately and I almost missed this one! So happy I pushed other things aside to make time for this one. "for procrastination, there's no prize" so true!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Congrats on TS. This is truly magnificent. Great words of wisdom, too.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Beautiful piece. Yeah, what good is a new toy if you never play. Congrats on the TS.

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Great use of the form! As someone who can be too patient and susceptible to analysis paralysis, I found this convicting

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    I've never thought of waiting as warm and reassuring until now. What an apt descriptor for so many different situations. Great sonnet!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    "And what fun is a pristine, untouched toy?" I especially loved that line! Your poem was awesomeeee!

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