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On The Other Hand: A sonnet about the many complicated decisions to make in life
Posted by Douglas, Oct 2, 2008. 1817 views. ID = 1834

On The Other Hand

Posted by Douglas, Oct 2, 2008. 1817 views. ID = 1834
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Sonnet about decision making
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When I was young I saw in black and white,
And answered every question no or yes;
There were no shades of gray, just wrong and right;
No need to puzzle, figure, or to guess.
But then I gained a new mentality
As quandaries of my life grew more involved;
Beyond the issues of morality,
Were things too convoluted to resolve.
So many complex questions come my way -
Conundrums that I cannot understand;
With far too many options to be weighed,
I'm always saying "On the other hand."
With all the hands I need, there'd be no harm
To have an octopus's many arms.

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vessels
Oct 3, 2008
I like your poem. It's clever how you tied the observation of life in with how it would be beneficial to be an octopus. That's cool!
   ~Posted by vessels, Oct 3, 2008



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