when confronted with an element of danger for 3WW

he taught me much

like when confronted

with an element of danger

sit with your back to the wall

never toward it

use your eyes well

look over your shoulder

only if necessary

and above all

there’s a time to banter

and a time to shut up

know the difference

enjoy your life

but remain confident and aware

it’s your duty to yourself

and to those who love you

 

by mary ann blinkhorn

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:  http://www.threewordwednesday.com/

Words this week are:  banter, duty and element

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12 thoughts on “when confronted with an element of danger for 3WW

  1. “Thjere is a time to banter and a time to shut up” Truer words never spoken…Nice post.

  2. Jae Rose says:

    The end of this poem really set the tone…or perhaps changed it?..that we can take control of things..put to good use painful lessons..i hope that is so..jae

  3. Old Egg says:

    Best line was “and a time to shut up” but even that can rile so perhaps “use your eyes well” was the best advice. I loved it.

  4. Berowne says:

    Interesting, and useful, advice…

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