Are Traditions and Routines Hindering Us?

aking1614 By aking1614, 19th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I believe that we often get too complacent in our old routines and miss out on exciting new possibilities.

Can't Break Free

If you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.

Firmly fastened, tethered and chained
To the past, our old routine
Clinging to what is comfortable
And all too familiar
How will we know the possibilities
That await us outside our
Self-imposed cells
Beyond our front door
If we won’t step out
Afraid to fail, thus
Afraid to try
Imprisoned by tradition
Nothing new to risk or venture
Holding tightly to the old ways
Silly enough to think
Something new will result


Cells, Chained, Fear, Imprisoned, Past, Poetry, Routine, Tradition

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author avatar aking1614
I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

find me on twitter@ashanpoetry

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Great poem and great wisdom, ashan1614. Thank you.

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author avatar aking1614
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Steve!

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author avatar Buzz
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for this great poem, Ashan.

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author avatar aking1614
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Buzz, for taking the time to read it!

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author avatar Songbird B
21st Mar 2012 (#)

Taking that first step to change can indeed open up so many varied possibilities.. As always ashan, your poetic verse captures it so well..

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author avatar aking1614
21st Mar 2012 (#)

And as always, thank you Songbird!

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author avatar Trillionaire
23rd May 2013 (#)

Tradition keeps you grateful of what you have learned through the years. Change allows you to create your own tradition, taking some of what you grew up with, and making it even better.

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