Second Thoughts

David Reinstein,LCSW By David Reinstein,LCSW, 11th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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First thoughts come quickly and often impulsively. Sometimes, the second thoughts are clearer and better.

Look Out For The First Thoughts!

First thoughts
Are not always the best ones

But are often equivalent
To the final decisions.
If only we could hold back
For a moment or two
And allow for some
Minor revisions.

Our Brain Has A Role

ADHD is not a requisite
Of impulsivity
The prefrontal cortex
May fail and
Not do its job on its own;
Contaging the word or action
Is generally advantageous
As so many moments have shown.

The Value Of Afterthoughts

Tend to be more clear
And are often of more use
But waiting is difficult
And Newton's Law pertains
As once we are in motion,
We tend to keep going
Even as we insert our neck
Into the hanging noose

Stress And Impulsivity

If first thoughts were muted,
Ideas might be better suited
(Without rendering the world more convoluted)
To benefit human life.
Impulsivity may derive from stressing
The results of which
May not turn out to be such a blessing

Just one way of rapid guessing
Not likely to reduce the strife.

Bet On Thought Number Two

The smart money is always bet
On thought number two

And the truth is, you’re more apt to win;
It’s a better influence on the things that we do
And less likely to return us
To times and situations
Where we have already been.


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Clinical Social Worker (Psychotherapist), humorist, poet and musician, Born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60's.
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author avatar Carole Somerville
11th Nov 2012 (#)

You've done a lot of thinking on thinking and thinking again ... Some great words here.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
11th Nov 2012 (#)

Thanks, Carole.

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author avatar C.T. Aretz
11th Nov 2012 (#)

I can relate to this poem being A.D.H.D, having that impulsion, that reactionary action. I can relate, and this is a poem well written.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
11th Nov 2012 (#)

I hope you have learned to live well, even with the ADHD.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
14th Nov 2012 (#)

Very powerful and well thought through. I loved the interplay between the pictures and the words.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
14th Nov 2012 (#)

Thanks, Peter. Sometimes the photos actually DO compliment the verses and add an additional dimension.

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author avatar writestuff
17th Nov 2012 (#)

Thanks for the sage advice that everyone can use.

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author avatar David2010
21st Nov 2012 (#)

great piece David

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author avatar Retired
10th Dec 2012 (#)

Your thoughts are deep, excellent piece!

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