Unbending

Unbending

A Poem by D. Connolly
"

New ideas are a good thing. They have the potential to help us do better at the next opportunity. Stagnancy is slow death.

"

Beware the reed that does not bend

             You will break at the first strong wind

Or be torn from your shallow well

             Left to wonder why you fell



© 2016 D. Connolly



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"Unbending"
D.Connolly,
"Beware the reed that does not bend"
The very first word of this line simply jumped out at me. It is a warning. How often are we to busy and to occupied with our own agenda? To think, to hear and pay attention to what would save us? Trees are also a good example of submission to circumstances and the ability to remain standing and growing and gaining strength in sunshine, wind and rain. Oh that we could all learn this important lesson.
Well done!
Kathy

Posted 5 Months Ago


D. Connolly

4 Months Ago

thank-you Kathy! I appreciate the feedback
Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Your welcome.
fine wisdom to remember ..and nicely stated ..i also appreciate the brevity and structure you gave it
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you E
The strongest usually fall the hardest in all walk of life! A small treasure like this can bring big meanings!

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Queenie, I have a few of your things in my library that I hope to get to soon
 Queenie

1 Year Ago

Well ty in advanced! Would say my titles UNDYING and SLEEP are probably my better works but there a.. read more
I really do love the first two lines. I conclude from the first two lines that they are about being creative and flexible in thinking and presenting ideas. The first two lines also made me think about how one should creative and flexibly thinking in life. Life gives us weird circumstances and sometimes we have to think creatively to get out of them.

I also love the last two lines as well. Creativity and brainstorming ideas does insinuate failure and if we don't do that, we cannot learn. I hope that makes sense.

Lovely write.

Thanks for posting! Have a great day!

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

yes, thank-you, you understood perfectly. I have a habit of seeing a "broad picture" and can see whe.. read more
An important message given here without breaking the rhyming sequence... I liked reading this.. Made me think, especially the last two lines..

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you very much
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

You are welcome ☺
They say that "A little learning is a dangerous thing", but if it makes you think,then you become more wary and flexible.
Is this why we submit our writing to this site?? :-)



Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Is that why I got into trouble so much at school?? Asking too many dangerous questions I guess (and .. read more
Sometimes it helps to have people around you that are pliable enough to try new ideas too.

Nice poem D.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you!
Tight rhymes and strong message Dani. We need to bend - sometimes over backwards if we were in the wrong.
okay ...okay...I have one for ya - If a reed falls over in a swamp and no-one is there to hear it - does it make a sound?

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Ker-plunk!
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

haha - lmao
and 10 chars exactly too. ;p
Nice poem. Something to think about. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you very much :)
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Year Ago

You're most welcome
Excellent imagery to make an essential universal point. I also like your rhyming.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you so much Margie

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D. Connolly

Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, FL



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