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Back-up Plan

Updated on February 21, 2013

Plan B?

I don’t have a Plan B.

Having a Plan B isn’t playing it smart,

it’s expecting Plan A to fail.

A back up plan belongs to a man

with zero faith.

How do I plan tomorrow?

I’m lucky to be here today

working on Plan A.

Do I have a Plan B?

I’m actually offended you’re asking.


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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Philly, that's the entire poem! lol Having a back up plan is the wise and responsible thing to do, but it also gives the impression that you might not have enough faith in yourself to accomplish the original dream...that's just my thought.

      Wayne that is hilarious, thank you for stopping by.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      8 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      For me...plan B was dating a girl with a sister! ;-)

      Very cleverly done.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      8 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Ummm, where's the rest of the poem? LOL. Having a plan B isn't always a bad thing. One example is sky diving. I don't care how much faith you have in the first parachute, you still need to have a back up.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed this piece. : )

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      Randi Benlulu 

      9 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      clever and true! It really made me think! Nice hub. Voted up!

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      It's crazy that this poem just came from me talking to myself one day trying to make sense out of life. Thank you for reading, Valley! : )

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      9 years ago

      I love a bit of logical reasoning in a poem...enjoyed this, thanks for sharing

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Ha, it looks like you've found a flaw in my plan! :)

      There is a lot of truth in your explaination epigramman, I thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my work.

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      9 years ago

      ...but on the other hand it doesen't hurt to have Plan B - if History had more of Plan B - then maybe there wouldn't have been so many books written about the mistakes we've made over the centuries of mankind we know it today ...... sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 1:39pm

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Hey Tony, thank you for taking the time to comment! I'm the opposite I always have to have a set goal of what I'm working towards or it'll make me crazy. I appreciate all of your votes thnx : )

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      Tony Mead 

      9 years ago from Yorkshire


      I don't think I've ever had a plan B, but I don't think that I had a plan A either not for life.

      interesting thought provoking few lines, voted up and the buttons



    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Jan, that's great. I'm glad you were able to relate and learn a little from my poem. Thank you!

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      9 years ago

      Know what you have a point! Now I will try hard not to put plan B into mind and concentrate on plan A being successful.

      Well done - loved it!


    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      :) Thanks Billy! I was trying to ease my own frustration with a smile.

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      Bill Holland 

      9 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Funny but in a very logical sort of way. LOL Great fun!


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