Choices Made and the Consequence

Choices Made and the Consequence
Choices Made and the Consequence

Who mistakenly feels the weight of their own decisions,
when confidence lords with concise incisions,
carving life into acceptable bundles,
let reason explain, let choices be bountiful,
but the burden cannot be ignored forever,
and no matter how righteous,
our capacity for right is never perfect,
thus the weight and recompense of decisions we make,
haunts us in the wake of their effects.

Like dominoes falling, the harsh effects
of a rash undertaking, can ripple through life
like a dark heart forsaking,
and the damage it causes unexpected for sure,
the ongoing cost of mistakes,
their burden a long term affair,
hurt and pain a dereliction of care,
as we forge our paths
and watch with interest how they manifest strife.

Each step, each choice is burdened
with unknown consequence,
often overlooked or oblivious our notions,
when we choose to act, often in hast,
each case is a road we would rather not fare,
yet stuck with the ramifications we are,
and perhaps care in the first place would help,
a pragmatic process of deliberation,
before hastily acting and ending up wanting, in life.

Burdens need not be,
should we understand our reasoning,
grasp each choice with a discerning eye,
to consider all possible consequence,
and in that way we minimize the losses,
the harsh reproaches and cost of our path,
each the aftermath of learning
rather than hurting from the mistakes,
the aches that keep us up at night.

We are not perfect, indeed,
yet we can succeed in most of our choices,
should we be diligent, fair and considerate,
and with kindness our thoughts to determine
a course more calm and certain,
when life is a smorgasbord of possibility,
and what we choose with agility,
can transform a path of torment,
to a life of understanding.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “Choices Made and the Consequence

  • August 14, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    I’ve made a lot of choices in my life Tony and faced the consequences, not all of them good. But learning from bad experiences is a good thing, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We are not perfect human beings when we arrive, although the early stages of life, we are dependent on so much love given from our mother’s breast. Yet when that umbilical cord was severed it took our comfort from us, throwing us into a chaotic world of choices and consequences forevermore. Well penned my poet.

  • August 14, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    Glad you enjoyed Vincent, yes our human path is all about cause and effect, the choices we make and the consequences created. A perfect system from which to learn. And as we learn we aspire to be better, to minimize our mistakes and negativity to enrich the path of an ascending soul. That is what I believe and although the paths we tread are not easy, they are beneficial and give us much gratification. Cheers!

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