Better The Devil You Know?

by Kitty Cat Lady   Oct 3, 2017


The effort of terra incognita
Holds us back from making change
Even though sometimes inevitable
We'll resist what's new or strange

It's scary to stop and change the route
Who knows what we'll find there
Much easier to carry on this path
It's familiar, though going nowhere

Even if the situation is dire
We know this devil now
We've learned his tricks and foibles
Grown used to discomfort somehow

A change brings unknown issues
New devils with which to acquaint
Easier surely to just stay put
Plod along without complaint

But along this path are options
Though insight you'll have to forego
Should you strike out for pastures new?
Or is it better the devil you know?

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  • 1 week ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    A great piece well well written. All the very best

  • 2 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hi,

    We liked this, it was almost like your voice was narrating in our kitchen. x

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      You read it out loud! Lol. Thanks Michael x
      =^.^=

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Em

    A change brings unknown issues
    New devils with which to acquaint
    Easier surely to just stay put
    Plod along without complaint
    ^^^

    Oh yes!!!! Even if the path we are taking is treacherous we still bloody continue on it because we as the human race more or less hate change I for one do anyway and regardless of whether it's good or bad for me I will not steer my path unless it's necessary lol

    Take care
    Em x

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      I think we're all guilty of that Em ... good old human nature eh! :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Miss Kitty K

    Very well put together, and would we ever know if it is better knowing that darn old devil we know!
    A great rhyming piece from you again
    Much love
    Michael x :)

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks Michael, lovely comments :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Free verse

    I don't know it's in the nomination or not but if it is, could be on the front page next week without a doubt.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Aw Shane thanks for saying that. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) x
      =^.^=

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