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The Path Taken To A Decision

by Colleen Millsteed 2 months ago in performance poetry · updated 2 months ago
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Defeat is not an option

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Life’s experiences are often based on uncertainty

It’s the wonderful times you feel your confident self,

You want it so badly you’re prepared to take the risk

No doubts, just sheer determination you find yourself.


Then there’s those times where you need to change

You’ve a decision you need to make, but it’s too hard,

Your thoughts constantly changing in their directions

Ideas surface, choices win then lose, so you discard.


I liken it to being on a mouse’s exercise wheel, non stop

Round and round and round your thoughts tend to go,

The stress levels rise, you begin to feel alone, so afraid

You try forcing the issue but you still just don’t know.


You pour through lists, writing down the pros and cons

Nothing is helping, you begin to feel a panic attack,

You force yourself to breathe, hold it and slowly exhale

Your decision making process has failed, that’s a fact.


The wheel continues to turn, round and round again

You’re loosing sleep, you struggle, not wanting to eat,

You question the path to take, what decision to make

Fighting the war torn battle, refusing to accept defeat!


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Colleen Millsteed

I’ve written poetry most of my life, but never had the courage to publish my writing before. So here goes ........ I’m feeling the fear and doing it anyway (my motto in life).

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  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Beautiful. Can't believe I just saw this, all these days later.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This struggle was very relatable. I loved how you wrote it so beautifully into a poem

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