In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t. (I wrote to this post earlier, and since it looks like only five people read the post, I’m reprinting it here.)


Of Stable Mind

There’s nothing I said yesterday that I’d like to retract.
Such wishy-washy thought systems leave me cold, in fact.
Those things that I believed in–last week, last month, last year–
are pretty much the standards that I still hold dear.
I’m not veering toward the right and I don’t like war games much.
I haven’t changed my taste for chocolate or changed to Greek from Dutch.
I still like Indie movies, the Avett Brothers and
prefer the beach to mountains as I like my walks in sand.
Though change is epidemic with apps changing every day,
when it comes to my beliefs, I think that I’m just going to stay
right here in the middle of the leftward slanting crowd–
where thinking for yourself is both encouraged and allowed.
No knee jerk either way, please, and respect for everyone
so long as they aren’t given to persuasion with a gun.
So I’ll post no apologia for anything I’m thinking.
I’ll row home in the boat I came in even if it’s sinking!

9 thoughts on “Straight Ahead!

  1. helen1950

    Yet sometimes I feel I have turned 180 degrees … now with 60 years experience I hope I will make some ‘other’ decisions and be gentle on myself!



    These word you say, brave bold and in your face, not a one out of place. See that boat just charming now water breaking on it’s bow, steady going from port to port, not a thought of last resort. Be waiting dear for the next report.



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