A Jog of Futility

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A Jog of Futility

Jumping to conclusions
is a game I'm apt to play...
A jog of pure futility
that never seems to pay.

Now, here is the dilemma
that, most often, I find true...
the perceptions of my mind
all too often, don't congrue!

My interpretations
quite often miss the mark.
I find myself assuming...
to, but, bumble in the dark!

It's never my intention
to leap before I look...
but sometimes I will jump the gun
and bite assumption's hook.

Yes, I get lots of exercise,
all jumping-jacks aside...
jumping to conclusions
in spite of Wisdom's chide.

I can clearly see it,
as this rhyme is taking shape...
Its time to do it differently,
to change this faulty tape.

So, jumping to conclusions...
is not a game i want to play.
It's a jog of pure futility,
one I'll avoid today.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

SHHHHAAAAUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! This one here is my all time favorite you rocked this poem Tnder whoa move out the way hubbers cuz Ms. Marsha is on fire!!!!!

Smiles :)

bella


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I agree with Bella!

Shazzaam!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!


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janbee 5 years ago

Shazzaam it is!!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I agree with WillStarr who agrees with Bella.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

janbee, thank you 1000 times!!!

mckbirdbks, thank you ...I am just thrilled!!!


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

So true. You are right on the button here and I think everyone can identify with this. Just another aspect of "maya" that even the great Einstein was prey to. Is this the same tnderhrt23 i was reading a few weeks ago. Where is she gone? You know the one I'm talking about...the mother of sorrows!

Your hubs have transformed like a caterpillar into a butterfly. Fantastic!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, thats kinda funny...I haven't seen her around lately! I think she melted when the SON came out! Woooo Hooooo!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh my great Tender, a woman so wise, you clearly have outlined my merry-go-cries. I think I'm so smart to always take part in poor old bad judgment where I'm always in dark, but unlike you, my dear new young friend, I get right back on this ride of no end...

How is it, my dear, that you keep defining my life?

Much love to my dearest of friends!!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bbnix, I just LOVE your comments!!! It is a funny thing...in reality, I am defining my life...lol...methinks perhaps we are made of the same cloth...??? It is true, that I tend to get much exercise this way but my doctor is not impressed!!! I am seriously trying to ask rather than jump first...I end up with more accurate perceptions, that way!!! Much love you, as well!


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

just like Will and Bella I think this piece rocks, its beautiful and has a lovely flow.

God Bless


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SheZoe 5 years ago from Idaho, USA

hmmm...why do i feel like i should have written this? ;o) this was great, as all your poems are!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is great Marsha. I find that i'm guilty of this sometimes and i agree. You rock, loved it.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

vet, thank you!

SheZoe, Thanks!

Always, We all do this to some extent...thanks~


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

Jumping to conclusions gets us where we don't want to go faster than walking gets us where we do want to go. What was that? I must have gone straight to the conclusion. Now I have to walk back and start over. Terrific job tnderhrt!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thank you, Sir arb! I am very glad you like it!!!


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

Excellent


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thanks, kathryn! Hugs to you!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"It's never my intention

to leap before I look...

but sometimes I will jump the gun

and bite assumption's hook."

I hear ya. :) Loved this one. Up and awesome.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Genna, thank you! It's a true story but I am surely working on it!


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

I am neither impulsive,

capricious or vagarious

Yet your whimsical play of words

finds me jumping into conclusion...

you have hit the mark,a perfect 10

for such a witty and delightful read :) Thank you


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

SilentReed, what a most lovely comment! Just thrilling! Thank you!


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samiaali 5 years ago

Hey tnderhrt23, What a great poem! I really loved this. :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks so much samiaali! I really appreciate it!~ Blessings!


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FatherFitz 5 years ago from Stoughton, WI

wow, hit the nail on the head with this one! theres nothing more pure then someone who can admit there own faults! great read!love it!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

FatherFitz, thank you, kindly for your most awesome comment...can't change britches you are unaware you're wearing!!! lol...


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Nice article.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thank you, chystolite!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...whatever you're drinking - is it some magic poetic potion - 'cos I want sum madam - you write as if poetry was invented by you - or least - re-invented by you!!!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

LOL, Epigramman, I blush, yet again!...You are sweet! This poem was a fun write...a self-expose' if you will...but I'm a work in progress...thank you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

.......if so, then I just love your 'work' in progress ..... and yes you are right - every writer is 'essentially' a work in progress ......


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I suppose we are all...indeed! Hugs to you, Epi!!!

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