Impulse

DSC06944As children in our minds it’s drilled

Random impulses need to be stilled

Acting on impulse is irresponsible, unwise

Think before you act, if you want to rise

In a world that honors convention

Thinking before action avoids contention

Impulses are wild, untamed creatures

Destructive  could be their features

These base impulses you must suppress

Before they acquire the power to make you digress

From the safe path that is narrow and straight

Where every step is planned and deliberate

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But if I ask you, can you deny

The thrill of doing something on the fly

Propelled by an impulse, throwing caution

Out of the window, to the winds of oblivion?

The impulse that thrusts you to take a chance

On someone, that leads to a lifelong romance

An artistic endeavor might have at its core

A creative impulse that made imagination soar

From the subconscious mind do impulses arise

Ignoring them constantly might not be wise

Act on your impulse, once in a while

You might be left with an unexpected smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Once in a while. Hear, hear! 🙂

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  2. loisajay says:

    Oh, the exhilaration of flying by the seat of your pants!

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    1. iheart11 says:

      I was almost about to use the phrase…a co-worker used it yesterday and that is how I got the inspiration for this poem 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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