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A Haiku - Confidence

Updated on February 11, 2014

Building confidence....

Confident humans develop, a collection of their preparation.
Confident humans develop, a collection of their preparation. | Source

Are you confident?

It shone in her face.

She was ill-prepared for now.

Sure to fail somehow.

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Parents, friends, self... knew.

Days all spent in endless play,

Fall short of life's dreams.

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Late to start again.

Chances lost aren't gained anew.

Future sown in Past.

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Planted seeds may grow.

Only weeds grow on their own.

Confidence is sown.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      How interesting! Out of the nine previous commenters, 1 has been banned, 1 last edited her last imaged Hub two years ago, 2 are active (Gypsy and Phdast), while the rest have "no recent activity". No wonder my own numbers are down (lost commenters) and theirs are too!

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Feeling "on top of the world" is a pretty rare experience and consequently is likely to be remembered. We measure other days against those memories and understandably we find those days falling short. Stop and think what made those rare days memorable and seek after more of them rather than dwelling on a yesterday that was less.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      PDXKaraokeGuy While we cannot change past decisions, we can prepare for improved decisions in the future. If we made poor decisions (and we all do) we can and must learn from them and turn them to our advantage. Experience is the best teacher, learning from someone else's experience can save a lot of time and turmoil.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Perspycacious... I enjoyed this Haiku. Interesting take

      In reference to the poll question, I don't believe there are wrong choices and I have no regrets. Every decision I've made, every action I've under taken, have made me who I am and I wouldn't change who I am, for better or for worse.

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Each Monday, at the start of a new week, is an ideal time to check our "Confidence Quotient" and see if it's time again to crack open Norman Vincent Peale's book

      "The Power of Positive Thnking." (By the way, that book (which becme and remains a best seller) was rescued from the trash can by his wife, Ruth Peale! Never give up!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i agree with Gypsy...yes, confidence pushes us to come out from our shell...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Reminded me of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music blasting out I have confidence in me. It's true if you have no confidence in yourself then how can you expect others to have confidence in you.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Getting laid off took my confidence away. Then I started writing and sent one story to a local publisher who loved it and this made me realize where my confidence had gone.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I had a lot of confidence growing up. Then after graduating from university I lost it for some reason. I have had to reteach myself as I have been known to get panic attacks at the thought of job interviews.

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A well-written series of Haiku containing an important and all too often unheeded message. Good Hub. SHARING

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I should have wrote years ago. I mean I wrote a little bit but I was so busy with life kids marriage that I never had no time for myself. Now I have been blessed that I can sit and write. I am loving it.. Great Haiku's

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      Simplicity4All 6 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

      I agree this also is something I can relate too, well written! :D I love that I found the hubs and so many talented writers like yourself, its amazing to me how much joy and satisfaction comes as the reader and the writer when something is relatable. Change starts one person at a time through words such as those written above!

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      savanahl 6 years ago

      This one definitely rang true for me. So many things I should have done. Shoulda woulda coulda...But I guess the beauty of life is that it's never too late to pursue your dreams. Great Poem. Voted up.