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  Creating Choices
by Denise Nowakowski
Monday, June 01, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Making choices is not something I was introduced to at home. It took nearly 60 years to believe in my power to choose, to overcome fear.


 Creating Choices

She stands smiling at you
Focusing on the things
She has to do
The subject - 'Power'

Power to think
Power to feel
The power to speak
The power to choose

So much power - yet you are afraid
Afraid to feel
To speak, to think
And to choose

"Why is it so? you ask
"Very simple" she says
"You've been told
Over and over again:

"Don't even think such a thing!
You mustn't say it like that!
Why do you feel this way!
Just do as you're told"

So here you are - afraid!
Where is your power?
Where are your thoughts, emotions and choice?
Gone is your self-esteem as well.

Now, if you concentrate
Listen to her,
And if you wish
You can choose to create

Your positive self, and
Follow your dream -
Live your life to the full...
...If you will!

(c) Denise Nowakowski, 13/10/2003






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Reviewed by Isabella Koldras 6/2/2015
...the spectrum of emotions is trully amazing in your poem...very powerful and complex writing...the absence of freedom to choose doesn't change the way how one thinks...stuck in a victim-mentality's the trouble...there are benefits in being "small" serves and protects the "victim's mind"...filled with excuses's damaging to a person to hold on it...yet so hard to break the strength and act...take full responsibility for own life..."creating choices"...cogito ergo sum...move to positive and empowered head-space...even if one chooses not to choose...still have made a choice...take a pick!...Thank you Denise, for sharing your thought-provoking writing.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/1/2015
Shows the importance of good parenting. So many are overprotective and over controlling, thinking they are doing their children good, but all they are doing is creating a young person with the inability to make good choices based on experience.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/1/2015
Ahhh . . . We both posted poems concerning "choices," this morning although we had different thoughts on the subject. Still . . . That was our choice . . .
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