Decisions made without a thought Are not the things that can be taught Split second ones can fill the page That cross my mind then disengage
Abulia comes within one's doubt A minute passed they may die out One life is saved another lost Do what we can at any cost
Then think things over if you must The longer wait can cause mistrust Don't stop to ponder then react By then she's gone no second act
I told my love “touch you to breathe” Each moment counts her face I sheathe ______________
We have all be told or advised to take time when making a decision. However, there are situations where split decisions are paramount, like in this poem, both in profession, and closer to the one's we love.
The couplet at the end, the part in quotations, was personal, made up by the author years ago, and basically means you love someone so much you have to “touche them to breathe”....to store up enough oxygen while she's gone so one can live. The meter is off on it. Oh well...lol ________________________________________ Poem is written in Iambic Tetrameter....best read with a beat of unstressed then STRESSED syllable....e.g last line: by THEN she's GONE no SE-cond ACT. This is for those trying to learn meter or don't know but might like to know. I had a mentor and am still learning this stuff, so am not boasting....am barely getting it. Thomas ___________________________________________