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Saturday, May 3, 2008

WI Ferocious

Ferocious v Cautious

Never hesitate
Don’t procrastinate
Strike while the iron is hot
Don’t just stand and wait
Don’t be so sedate
React quickly as a shot
No time like today
Time won’t find a way
When time is of the essence
Wasting time won’t pay
No time to delay
Don’t give in to reticence
A single mission
No repetition
Be courageous, don’t succumb
To indecision
There’s no revision
Tomorrow may never come

Choose a lower gear
Careful as you steer
Study, argue and debate
Panic will bring fear
Don’t hurry, stay clear
Chill, mellow and marinate
And biding your time
Is never a crime
Don’t let a rush of blood
Cloud reason and rhyme
Ridicule the sublime
And convince you bad is good
So contemplate, learn
From bow to the stern
You have to negotiate
Each twist and turn
In time you will earn
The rewards of those who wait


  1. wow.... thts inspriring nd nice :)

  2. Thanks rach; Both can work; you just have to decide which suits you.

  3. Well that certainly raced.

  4. that was excellent!!! and such a worthy message!!!!!

  5. It has a good pace and a great message..

    dog and (wo)man

  6. I'm more of the second type. Cautious and think both sides of the coin. And yet I think I need to learn how to be like the first. No procrastinating and indecision. Both are great advice!

  7. Many thanks to;
    anthonynorth; Pro's and cons - always worth considering.
    paisley;ambition isn't all about aggressiveness, though it can help.
    gautami tripathy;the speed of thought still allows us time to consider.
    tot's mom;Everything takes time to learn, putting it into action can take a heartbeat

  8. Hi Stan, I thought I speed read this, but after looking at your comments, I must have read it at the speed of thought!

  9. slowly but surely. and one must be precise. thanks for the read. i enjoyed both stanza/strophe.

  10. thanks;
    Andy;it reads fast, and hopefully beats out a rhythm that fits your own pace
    totomai; precision is important - some people are more concerned with deadlines. As a workmate of mine always used to say, "Do you want it fast, or do you want it right?"

  11. both nicely done and sagely written...me, hmmm, cautious!