The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

A Poem by T. L. O'Neal

The Domino Effect

Written by: T. L. O’Neal


Does anyone ever think about

all the choices that they make?

How it affects other people’s lives,

what they will be when they wake?


Does anyone ever thinks what happens,

when they abort a child?

All the generations that are lost,

the souls that are exiled.


Or when one is murdered in cold blood,

gone from their families; lost are their words.

Will their soul be damned to hell,

and their thoughts never again to be heard?


What happens when you breakup your family,

and the different paths that you take?

Is it a good decision or bad,

will their sprits grow or will they break?


When a bird’s egg is broken,

in time what will be lost?

Will the sky go barren,

Is it all worth the cost?


If you break one’s spirit,

and take away their dreams.

Does it make you feel better,

and lift your self-esteem?


Break someone’s will,

and puncture their soul.

Do you take the responsibility,

for your part in the role?


At what cost are your decisions,

when put into play by hate?

Does it make the world a better place,

and your life easier to relate?


Everyone has a choice,

in which direction they go.

The path you choose is yours,

to make friends or foes.


Sometimes in the choices you make

you can’t change things back.

Life moves on without you,

see now what your life lacks.


What good is it to gain the world,

if you lose your very soul.

Is it a good trade off,

what is your spiritual toll?


Choose wisely your path,

from now till the end.

Because it affects everyone,

living in love or sin.


If something good happens to you,

do you pass it on to another?

Make the world a better place,

and that person a brother.


Everything that you do,

or everyone you neglect,

has reactions… good or bad,

it’s called the domino effect.


© 2008 T. L. O'Neal

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Very thought-provoking questions and ideas.

I am quite amazed that you have not been the cyber-equivalent of dive-bombed by angry vultures over the abortion stanza. Any time anyone calls me on my beliefs in that regard (I am anti-) I just quite simply say, "Have you ever had an abortion? If not, shut the hell up because you have no idea based in reality of what is the actual cost."

Everything we do does affect others. Choosing one avenue ends the possibilities that a different choice would have afforded. Careless words maim relationships. Selfish decisions maim hearts. Everything interacts.

Very profound, my friend. ;-)

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Ok that was good it actually made me think, and you know what good job on that! Its true though that we sometimes don't think about our actions and what not and how it will affect the future or even the present

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8 of 8 people found this review constructive.

I like this a lot...ever action has a it something a person does or doesn't given and rejected...or love held me thinking (as you can see) great write!


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Added on February 19, 2008


T. L. O'Neal
T. L. O'Neal

In the sticks, NC

I started writing as a way to work out my feelings and found that I enjoyed it very much. I enjoy humor and feel that you can find it in most things, even though it may be hard to find at the moment. .. more..


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