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Procrastination- a poem

Updated on April 13, 2014


By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Procrastination is a harsh mistress,

creating stumbling blocks to our aspirations,

and extending the warrant of success into the future.

It is but our way to deny responsibility,

to justify priority of greater importance.

Procrastination is our ineptitude to resolve,

to complete our worth in a demonstrable way.

It is the greatest legacy to understand our reticence,

to acknowledge our disdain for responsibility.

Procrastination teaches us that we have choice,

and that our choices have ramifications.

It is the harsh teacher and the benevolent voice of reason,

the guilt imposed voice of self-denial.

To understand procrastination we must overcome it,

realise the benefit of right timing and action.

The rewards are the proof of results,

without the obstruction that casting aside creates.

Our greatest foe is our greatest teacher.

When life demands, adhere to it.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Appreciate the comment Apostle Jack. Thanks for reading.

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I am guilty,but this poem is a great inspiration.Thanks for sharing.