Apr '12 28
We're up to day 28 of 30 days of writing a poem every day.

I used the prompt from the Writers' Digest Poetic Asides blog, which was to start a poem with the phrase 'The trouble is...' and fill in the blank. I chose '...choosing'.

I could have played with 'choosing trouble' but I embarked on a train of thought and arrived somewhere rather sad, unlike Robert Frost and how his choice to follow the road less travelled '...made all the difference' in his poem 'The Road not Taken'.

The trouble is choosing

because if you must choose
and you are not sure
you consider the options
and make a judgement;
when you choose
(even if you are sure)
you will not have chosen
one (or several) alternatives,
and even if you
are content with your choice
a time may come
when you will wonder
and maybe
regret.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Good choice of subject Jen.

  2. Jen says:

    *...except I was wondering about it later, thinking I should have opted for another topic, and I got really mad then.... ;-)

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