Sandi J Holland


A Sobering Thought


You really want to touch, you say.
Nay, don't take my breath away.
For breath is life, and must be breathe,
To sober think, and warnings heed.

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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Caution, especially for those who would like something better than a quick fling, or a one-night stand, and those who have chosen to wait.

Comments about this poem (A Sobering Thought by Sandi J Holland )

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (3/10/2014 10:48:00 AM)

    From now on, will be responding to comments at one of the poet's poems. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,479 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/26/2014 8:49:00 PM)

    A sobering thought indeed my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (9/21/2013 9:33:00 AM)

    Thank you, Khairul. I really enjoy short verse too. When I see a long, long poem, I just loose interest in reading. Maybe it's because I do so much and have so little time :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,050 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/14/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    'Waiting is a virtue that is cultivated, '...Very true!
    Just four lines, but carries so much weight and wisdom!
    Stunned by the beauty of this short poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/20/2013 6:30:00 PM)

    Thank you Patricia! Waiting is a virtue that is cultivated, don't you think? (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,806 Points Patricia Grantham (7/20/2013 4:54:00 PM)

    We all like to do things quickly or at the blink of an eye. It
    is better to wait sometimes because good things comes
    to those who wait. A sobering thought indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (6/22/2013 2:19:00 PM)

    @Ruth Walters
    Thank you. I'm always glad to read your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 266 Points Ruth Walters (6/22/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    don't we all want to capture a butterfly, hold its beauty in our hands..... but butterflies are fragile, break easily and breathe earth's air for just one day so better still to watch while they fly ;) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (6/21/2013 4:50:00 PM)

    @Bobby Wynn
    What a great comment! Thanks so much. Bluntness sometimes gets the point across a lot faster, don't you think, lol? Sometimes meandering loses people. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points R.j. Wynn (6/21/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    Bluntly honest and pure thoughtful wisdom. (Report) Reply

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