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DUMB Decisions

Updated on February 28, 2015
Source:  DeviantArt
Source: DeviantArt

Once upon a time, I made some really dumb decisions

My thoughts were muddied by my heart and fantasy-type visions

What could I have done to prevent this damaging demise

I admit when I was younger, I wasn’t always that wise

Maybe asking for opinions from friends could have changed the path I was on

Or possibly wishing on a different star than the one I wished upon

Source:  DeviantArt
Source: DeviantArt

I do talk to the animals in my life

But they can’t tell me what to do

I wish that they could talk to me

To offer a totally different view

Of the decisions I’ve made throughout the years

Especially the ones that caused many tears

The ones that put me at this place

The ones I wish I could erase

Source:  DeviantArt
Source: DeviantArt

I’ve never said I’m perfect yet need to learn from my mistakes

I know I’m gonna do this no matter how long it takes

If only I had the wisdom that I possess today

My life would be quite different in a better kind of way

Even though this came to pass so many years ago

Dumb decisions have ripple effects that can hurt more than you know.

Sharyn's Slant


***MUSIC VIDEO FOR ADULTS ONLY PLEASE***

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    • Sharyn's Slant profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Vicki ~ I know, most people can relate at some level :) Thanks so much for your feedback and votes.

      Hey Michael ~ Things definitely change with our decision making as we mature, thank goodness. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Hi rahul ~ It is important that we learn from our mistakes. Thanks so much for your feedback.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Very touching and inspiring poem! Read it whole! Even I believe that i have learned the most from my mistakes!

      Loved the poem! Beautiful... loved the message!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      So touching, and so sensitive this poem is Sharon, I loved every bit of it, and especially because at time I have felt this way, but found a way out of it all as I grew and matured in life.

      Awesome poem, and I just wish I could write such passionate poetry such as you've done here. It is definitely heart warming and has a true essence to it. Voted up and out!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Been there, done that, Sharyn! I think most of us can relate. Well done. Nice rhyme! Many votes!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Morning Blaise,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment,fan mail and following. SO much appreciated . . . have a wonderful day!

      Sharyn

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      Fehl Dungo 

      6 years ago from close to you...

      It's not a dumb decision you write this poem. Damn it I'm an instant fan :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi B,

      Absolutely, we can sure be hard on ourselves. But I agree that as I get older, that harshness has changed. (about many things in life). Not enough time to be angry and upset. Better to forgive and move on. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Sharyn

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      I think we learn from every Dumb decision that we make...Life is a Learning Experience...I do feel that we can be so hard on our selves. It takes getting older to be able to separate and forgive our ways. Well done Hub on this subject Saryn.

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello Nan,

      Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment. Sometimes it's hard to bury the past - but we keep trying . . .

      Sharyn

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      Nan Mynatt 

      6 years ago

      We can't change yesterday, and we need tto go on to tomorrow. We need to learn how to bury the past. I marked you up. Check out: http://NanMynatt.RichAndTrim.com

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Diana,

      I'm glad you liked this. Of course, I was reading your mind! Thank you for your great comments. I miss you too! Are you doing okay? Did you plan your trip? Be sure to keep in touch!

      Even bigger hugs,

      Sharyn

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      Diana Owens 

      6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Hi Share...

      Oh man, this poem and the song says it all. Wow. Don't worry about the title of this song offending anyone, it's f*ckin' perfect! I'm putting this one on my mp3 player.(:

      I love your words, dear lady. You must be reading my mind. I'm right there with you.

      Much love and big hugs and kisses,

      Diana

      P.S. I've missed you! Still workin' like a dog, but I'm trying to make the rounds. (:

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi VC,

      Aww, I really appreciate your sweet, touching comments. Thank you so much for your inspiration! I needed that before I try to give my brain a rest tonight :) Take care,

      Sharyn

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I could have written this poem, and I love it. Why? Because I'm not the only one anymore that is sorry for dumb decisions made. I guess that's why we are called "human" beings. Sharyn, I admire you very much for the courage it took to write what we all feel. You have helped take the "shame" out of poor choices and bad decisions. Thank you for that. You're my heroe. :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Dear Kathy,

      I think you are right :)

      Your comments and support mean so much to me. I am definitely vulnerable and imperfect and HUMAN! And I am so lucky to have you in my little world. Thank YOU!

      Sharyn

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      Kathy 

      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Sharyn...I think this poem is the result of that 'something' you've been going through, lately. I understand this feeling; rueing the day we did......and the time we said..... and the way in which we allowed ourselves to feel and care so much for...... and, upon retrospect, DAMN I wish it weren't so...that I didn't, we should have could have might have....yes, the feelings of former foibles rear their taunting and haunting heads again and again....BuT! We've learned and grown and seen ourselves as vulnerable and imperfect and....guess what!!?? It's OK! Know why? Cuz we're HUMAN and we can't help ourselves, sometimes. God knows!!

      You've put into words the feelings so many have felt...we are never alone in our questions and questioning...and that, my friend...serves as a great relief..to know that, afterall...we're only human.

      Bless you, Sharyn...this is why I mentioned you as I did...because you're 'right there' in the world and with us. And, we are with you, too!!!!

      your friend, Kathy

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Great to see you too Kath,

      Thank you for your "smashing" comment, made me chuckle. I hope you are doing well. I've miss you. Enjoy your weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Kathy 

      6 years ago from California

      Hi Sharyn-

      Good to see you again! This is smashing! As much as you can regret all the dumb things, as I do too, you have learned so much, and become the person we all know and love! Change hurts but it also makes us grow. (I'll have to remember that one when I am whining next time)

      Love this hub, images, words, everything. Up Awesome Beautiful!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Mar,

      I know, I'm sure I'm not alone. And worrying about "what if" is just a waste of time. Thanks for always stopping by. I always appreciate your comments!

      Sharyn

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      marellen 

      6 years ago

      Sharyn..you are not alone my friend...I have made some real dumb choices too and not just once but several times, but I think I'm on the right track now. Just remember we all have been on this road and never say....'what if'...Take care....

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Janet,

      Great to see you. Thanks for your special words. Forgiving ourselves for making stupid decisions is very important to be able to move on. Thank you my friend. I hope you are doing well too!

      Sharyn

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      tumblintumblweed 

      6 years ago

      Hello Sharyn...I believe that without our 'dumb decisions',we wouldn't grow...we all make mistakes,but we also learn a lesson from them.You're not alone.Forgive yourself and go forward. The past is done,the present is a gift,that is why it is called the present! Hope you are doing well,my friend.

      Blessings

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Cardisa,

      You know, I was thinking that my animals do actually give me some insight in their own way. But sometimes they just look at me like I'm nuts cuz I talk to them SO much. Thanks for reading and commenting - enjoy your weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello MM,

      So glad you stopped by. Nope, you are definitely not the only one making dumb decisions :) At my age, life is still definitely one big learning curve! Hope you have a great weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      We've all been there Sharyn, wish we could go back and change the decisions we have made....yes I talk to my animals too.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sharyn, life it seems is one big learning curve and those dumb decisions are just part of it, but it's good to read this and realise I'm not the only one making them!! great poem thank you.

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Moby,

      Great to see you here. Great analogies! I love the "no limit to tries." You are so right. Thanks for stopping by - take care,

      Sharyn

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      MobyWho 

      6 years ago from Burlington VT

      Great, feeling poem. There are enough perfect people in the world; just ask any of them. They need us - all chiefs and no Indians doesn't work. And remember; if you do take the wrong path, be humble enough to admit it and change course while you can - No limit to tries.

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I agree. You are so funny Kel -

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi B,

      I'm so glad that you liked this. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great start to a fantastic weekend.

      Sharyn

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yep I have heard almost everyone say that and I never believe it! Lol right - Seriously everyone that is human has regrets - if they say they don't they are either a sociopath or lying to themselves. It's part of learning who you are and who you want to be, right?

      You have a great weekend Sharyn!

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Without some of our Dumb decisions where would we be...a Hell of a lot SMARTER! Loved the HUb, pictures and Video, Sharyn. We've all been there and made our share, of Dumb Decisions, but hey That's Life!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Morning Maria,

      Gosh, you make me laugh and smile. I just love your comments.

      So, no . . . I'm not exactly "dwelling" - just trying not to make the same mistakes is all and learn from the ones I have made :) And reminding myself that I am not perfect (but good enough).

      The song is addicting isn't it? I've been playing it again this morning. I was leery of putting it up because of the title but I MADE THE DECISION ALL BY MYSELF that it would be okay. ha ha

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

      Big, big hugs,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Morning Kelly,

      Even though many people say they "wouldn't change a thing" - I agree that most have something they regret and would change if they could. For me, the ripple effect is quite frustrating . . . thanks, always, for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      S H A R Y N........ I just love you!!! The poem is beautiful and I was a bit worried that you were dwelling in remorse... for decisions that we have all made, in one form or another through the years.

      I went to pour a cup of coffee before I listened to the song, which I had never heard before. I like Pink, so I thought, why not?

      W E L L... I am hooked! Sis, this is our mantra! I, for one, will be bookmarking and listening to frequently... getting a "CD road" copy! I believe this is a song to ourselves. I know (broken record) I learned in 1999 that I am not supposed to be perfect! That is a job reserved for God. This song will remind me of that, so a million thanks!

      Love you, baby! Have a great weekend, mar.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sharyn - I saw the title and knew right away I was going to like it on account of all the dumb decisions I have made. Too bad we can't all go back and just change a few things - I highly doubt you would find anyone who wouldn't change stuff.

      Super great poem - just reminds me I am not the only one - and neither are you!

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