"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Magpie Tales #50

Directions in Life
right or left
seems so simple but later
will haunt me

27 comments:

patteran said...

Sorry - I think that comment went awry! Spooky and haunting itself, was what I was trying to say.

Andreas said...

(: very true. and it doesn't seem to matter whether we made the right choice or not. i mean, how to know for sure.

Kristen Haskell said...

Choices are never easy and hopefully less will haunt you more will ease your way.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with Andreas -- we'll never know, for sure, if we should have gone the other way or not. My take on the prompt was the same sort of thing.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Rinkly Rimes said...

So few words but a whole tale of meaning. You captured it all.

signed...bkm said...

Choices...they will make or break us....and there everyday of our life...nice take Kathe..bkm

thingy said...

A very profound poem. Loved it.

Lyn said...

Ah, the road not taken! Always haunting..well done!!

kkrige said...

All directions are taken with a purpose to get you to today. Never regret those choices, as they are lessons opened up for us to learn from.

Reflections said...

Choices never easy to know if it was the right one or not.

madamebutterfly said...

Reminds me of the Don McLean song "Crossroads".

Hopefully not too many hauntings

Jinksy said...

Choices, choices...we can't get away from them.

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

As one who's been lost in the mountains on a snowy day, I can tell you that your simple verse struck a haunting chord! Beautiful!!!

Mary said...

Well done!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes! Isn't that the way. Love this.

Lucy Westenra said...

I always feel this way in IKEA. Good haiku.

Stafford Ray said...

What was Lucy Westenra doing in Ikea anyway, where every choice is the wrong one? (Apologies to Ikea).
Kathe, Diddums! You can't go back... but you can't stop kicking yourself either. Have a drink and change the subject. Double scotch?

120 Socks said...

You caught the mind's true dilema very well.

Brigid said...

Absolutely true, we just need to keep on the road we choose!

Lolamouse said...

I feel that way a lot! You can only do the best you can with the info you have at the time!

Sue J said...

If you think about it, all of life consists of choices. Major and minor. Short but succinct. Good one.

gautami tripathy said...

Haunting words...


zeroing into the arrow

Sioux Roslawski said...

This was one of my favorite Magpies, because or in spite of its similicity and brevity.

Many of our choices haunt us...

RNSANE said...

Life is so much easier when it comes with directions!

Carrie Burtt said...

I can relate to that one....your words ring true and familiar...love this Kathe! :-)

Kavita said...

So so so true!! The effects of our decisions sure last for a lifetime!!
VERY WELL written, my friend... succinct and simply perfect!
A WOW take on the mag!

Here is mine (just in case)

Jingle Poetry said...

wise words.
well put.