Be Not Afraid
Afterthought can rarely change what actions set in gear.
Voice of conscience needs to speak, and we must learn to hear.
Seldom is the time for thought a wasted effort lost;
often reason saves a lot of pain regret can cost.
Tough decisions do require we take less traveled roads,
helping others when we can for all of us bear loads.
Simple actions mean much more than we may ever know;
kindness must survive against inaction's undertow.
Many things require thought lest consequence meet fact.
Think about it if you will, but don't forget to act.
By Peggy Paris
© 2009 Peggy Paris
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