Old, Ordinary, “OR”

via Daily Prompt: Or

Got the daily prompt today- ‘OR’. Strange at first I thought, but this is what sprung out of it…a poem around the insignificant, simple, seemingly petty “or”.

Should I wear this OR that?

Should we have a pet dog OR a furry cat?

Should we eat Chinese OR Indian?

Are not questions that are alien…

Should I cut my hair short OR keep it long?

Is this the right thing to do OR wrong?

Should I say it  OR not?

Is a question that I’m eternally fraught… (with)

Should I take this path OR the other?

Will it bring happiness OR bother?

Is this the right time OR later?

Are questions that probably do matter…

Where there is the existence of an “OR”,

There is a mind and heart at war,

Crazy confusion OR just too many an option?

OR maybe there’s still another dimension…

Let it not pin you down OR hold you back,

Let there be no fear of failure OR attack,

Take the chance now …OR else forget,

With confidence and faith… OR  else regret!


5 responses to “Old, Ordinary, “OR””

  1.  Avatar

    Are u a genius OR
    have superpowers
    Are you just a writer as u call urself OR
    someone with hidden talents😊

    What a beautiful piece of work ..very very well thought of..doesn’t seem like a spur of a thing..beautiful words woven in a magical way..keep up the good work 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha Vishwanath Avatar

      Thanks Archana. You definitely have a poetic streak in you and you are very generous with your compliments.


  2. Neha gudlawar Avatar
    Neha gudlawar

    Wow Smitha like always splendidly written. And it’s so true u always have this OR that for every small thing in our life.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha Vishwanath Avatar

      Thanks Neha..yes..only realised how important this 2 letter word is😊


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