I feel as if I’m plagued by a degree of fatalism or predestination as I reflect on the subject of decisions.  In my haiku, tonight, I write of hunter and prey.  Do they really have a choice?

Hunting Tiger

Hunting Tiger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

no leisurely stroll
instinct makes the decision
the huntress pounces

compelled by hunger
imperative drives her choice
death brings a fresh start

the circle of life
ensnares even the mighty
their choices foretold

While some choices (like those in this haiku) are simply removed from our control, we still have many important choices that matter every day. The key of life is in choosing those things where are decisions can make a difference. The art is in making those decisions in ways that improve our lives and that of those around us. 

Check out the prompt that inspired this writing:


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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5 Responses to Decisions

  1. menons129 says:

    Nicely written. I liked the third one.

  2. Ramesh Sood says:

    A very well thought….nicely crafted..haiku..


  3. very finely written 🙂

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    lovely to find another perspective……..nice haiku..

  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Sometimes I wish I could be as instinctive about my decision-making as the wild things…

    Big Decision

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