Sunday, December 14, 2008

One Single Impression: Distractions



This week's prompt for One Single Impression was "distractions."

I meant to write more
But so many distractions
This is all I have



Although some say no

I think distractions are good
Not always maybe
But sometimes the unplanned road
Leads to amazing wonders

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I procrastinate
And few things delight me more
Than good distractions

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Distraction's two-faced
It can steal needed focus
But sometimes it helps
To numb the edges of pain
So we can bear to go on


17 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Despite the distractions, such excellent poems.

Travis said...

Most excellent. Much of my poetry is free verse, which by definition allows my thoughts to flow and my word selection to be eclectic and descriptive, sometimes in ways that are delightfully unexpected.

But the "rules" poems as I call them, like haiku, are equally as satisfying.

Deborah Godin said...

Great idea - distraction as the flip-side (and benefit) of procrastination!

Quiet Paths said...

Nice job on these Raven. Thanks for the insight that distractions can be creative food but it's our own delay which might cause trouble. I think it was John Lennon who said you are not wasting time if you enjoy doing it. (Paraphrased)

SandyCarlson said...

I love distractions, too. Delicious!

Beth P. said...

Dear Raven--
I love you loving your naughty naughty cat...a little projection there, I hope!

Thank you for these lovely tidbits and for stopping by the Virtual Tea House--

Jules said...

Hi Raven - thanks for visiting my blog. I too am a cat lover and have two once-abandoned cats running my house. One insists on sleeping on the Christmas presents under the tree!!!! They are wonderful company though aren't they??

Casdok said...

I too love a good distraction and naughty cats!!

fourwindshaiga said...

Raven, these are great.
I love the unplanned road!

gautami tripathy said...

I liked all the aspects of distractions here!


mundane meanderings

PS: Please do come and post at Monday Poetry Train Revisited. You will love to board it

Tumblewords: said...

Distractions as saving devices - nice thoughts - good words and charming feline!

Carletta said...

'unplanned road leads to amazing wonders' - I love that!

Jim said...

Thank you for showing us the bright side of distractions.
Blogging eases my pain. It may be an addiction rather than distraction.
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spacedlaw said...

Cute haiga!
Good series.

Tammy said...

I thought you came up with some great stuff. My middle name is procrastination. ;) Sweet kitty and cool lights.

one more believer said...

lovely thoughtful distractions...

Beloved Dreamer said...

Excellent haiku but then they always are. Well done and I love your cat.



love-bd