THE HEAD MAN’S DECISION 

 MONDAY 12th APRIL 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘The Last Post on WordPress’ ~

Prompt ~ DECISIONS, DECISIONS


How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?


Personally I tend to tailor my decisions to the situation I am making the decision about, as I humorously describe in my little piece of poetic Flash Fiction below.

THE HEAD MAN’S DECISION 

by John Yeo

I made up my mind to take action

Entirely fed up with the situation

I decided to make a firm decision 

To resolve the ongoing friction.

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The moment passed in a flash

My finger was on the button.

Do you realise what you are doing?

Have you thought of the side effects?

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I stopped and my finger hovered,

I had thought the whole thing through,

The good that would come of the effect.

I firmly returned to my intention.

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I thought of the change this would bring

To the future of my head appearance

I looked in the mirror, raised the can

Then firmly pressed the button.

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A jet of hairspray solved the problem.

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© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

APRIL~ ”POEM-A-DAY”~DAY TWENTY-FOUR~ MOMENT POEM:

For today’s prompt, write a moment poem. The moment can be a big moment or small moment; it can be a good moment or horrible moment; it can affect thousands or matter to just one person. Some moments happen in crowded rooms; some happen in the most quiet of spaces. Find yours and write a poem.

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Image © Copyright ~ John and Margaret

THE HEAD MAN’S DECISION

by John Yeo

I made up my mind to take action

Entirely fed up with the situation

I decided to make a firm decision

To resolve the ongoing friction.

 

The moment passed in a flash

My finger was on the button.

Do you realise what you are doing?

Have you thought of the side effects?

 

I stopped and my finger hovered,

I had thought the whole thing through,

The good that would come of the effect.

I firmly returned to my intention.

 

I thought of the change this would bring

To the future of my head appearance

I looked in the mirror, raised the can

Then firmly pressed the button.

 

A jet of hairspray solved the problem.

 

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”

PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ “WHICH WAY?”

This is the latest Picture it and Write prompt from Ermilia’s blog.

https://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/picture-it-write-49/

Two ladders~Ermilia picture it and writeAs always the image is provided and credited by Ermilia

WHICH WAY?
by John Yeo

I am the man at the door. “Welcome to death”. There are two routes to follow here, on the left we have the ladder to the top, the soft sturdy easy route to follow, usually travelled by those lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon. On the right there is the twisting turning care-worn difficult path, travelled by many. Here at death’s door you are presented with the choice. The decision is yours, whichever way you go is the continuation of your journey towards heaven and eternal life. I am here as your spiritual guide and I can only guide you to this point, nothing is ever easy, if you take the easy way out you may make a mistake, no-one has ever returned to tell the tale from either route. The hard way has many twists and turns, however both routes lead to the same place eventually, the choice is yours. 
 The majority of the people who have had soft easy lives and have continually taken questionable shortcuts along the way, take the soft easy option and use the ladder on the left, very few take the well-trod worn ladder on the right.
Not a single person sees the trapdoor under the ladder on the left that instantly sends them back to start the journey all over again.


Copyright © written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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