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This or That?

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When choices confront me

and it is decision time,

paranoia sets in.

I rummage through the anxious moments,

begin a futile exercise of

coping with a barrage of insecurities,

indecisiveness,

hesitation,

confusion,

procrastinationโ€ฆ.

What if I make a wrong choice?

A conundrum which has no answer,

the debate between the voices of

the heart and the mind

leaves little scope

to navigate through the labyrinth of thoughts.

Pondering,

contemplating,

deliberating,

the pros and cons.

Finally, I decide

come back to it tomorrow.

Sadly,

decision making has never been my forte!

In response to V. J’s weekly challenge #101 : Decisions

87 comments on “This or That?

  1. Harsh
    June 23, 2020

    The more you think, the more confusing it gets!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. michnavs
    June 23, 2020

    I was smilingโ€ฆi can totally relateโ€ฆlol..brilliant takeon the prompt.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. SecretThoughts
    June 23, 2020

    I loved the lack of resolution at the end ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘ Excellent writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. DeepikasRamblings
    June 23, 2020

    We are in the same boat, Radhika.
    Glad I am in August company..
    The dilemma of a decision maker, well described. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Haroon Mirza
    June 23, 2020

    Wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Era
    June 23, 2020

    Can relate, very beautifully written ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

  7. judeitakali
    June 23, 2020

    I hate when I get that feeling but good thing Iโ€™m half and half, sometimes conviction grips me and sometimes itโ€™s uncertainty.

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  8. judeitakali
    June 23, 2020

    I hate when that happens but thankfully itโ€™s not all the time, sometimes conviction grips me, other times itโ€™s uncertainty

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  9. Rupali
    June 23, 2020

    How realistic!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Indira
    June 23, 2020

    I like thisโ€ฆI have company ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  11. boundlessblessingsblog
    June 23, 2020

    True and I too am like you and get so confused. What I have to do that also I forget in my state of nervousness. Nicely written poem, Radhika and your picture was so apt.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 23, 2020

      Haha! I used to always wonder why I am so indecisive? But now am happy that I am not the only one. Thanks dear for your company โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. Nima Mohan
    June 23, 2020

    HHa.. that is why I always procrastinate on decisions ๐Ÿ˜›
    true lines Radhika ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  13. V.J. Knutson
    June 23, 2020

    Yes, there is always tomorrow, lol. Had to smile at this.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. This is a relax and smiley read. Your blog shows you are a very good decision maker yet your this post shows you can change yourself based on the character in your writingsโ˜บ๏ธ.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 24, 2020

      You always shower such wonderful compliments on me Meenakshi. Not sure if I deserve all that. Ever grateful for your encouragement. Many thanks dear. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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      • I never lied and wonโ€™t do that maamโ˜บ๏ธ. You deserve many. You are a kind person because you are very confident person. May lots of love and happiness comes in your life ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 24, 2020

        Thanks once again from the bottom of my heart Meenakshi. Best wishes always โฃ๏ธ

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  15. bejamin4
    June 23, 2020

    Yes, the choice of neither. Unfortunately I do this often, too. Love this part:

    โ€œA conundrum which has no answer,

    the debate between the voices of

    the heart and the mind

    leaves little scope

    to navigate through the labyrinth of thoughts.โ€

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 24, 2020

      Thanks Benjamin. I am always in awe of people who have so much clarity of thought. With some decisions, whether I should heed to the heart’s voice or the mind, always troubles me.

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      • bejamin4
        June 24, 2020

        Exactly; I feel this same way often. Perhaps part of it is wanting to make the right choice, if such a thing is possible. But maybe, on the other hand, there is no wrong choice if youโ€™re following your heart and mind. Both have equal merit. But that again brings us back to โ€œThis or That?โ€. Itโ€™s a never-ending cycle. But I hope you can find the clarity to make the choices that will neither trouble your heart or mind.

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  16. Nathi
    June 23, 2020

    Iโ€™m watching The Good Place Series at the moment and your poem reminded me of a character Chidi from the series! Well written, Radhika๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 26, 2020

      Thanks Shruthi. Haven’t watched that series. But I’m sure there are many out there who face this dilemma often!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Nathi
        June 26, 2020

        Yep at some point we all doโœŒ๏ธ

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Shantanu Baruah
    June 23, 2020

    Thoughts always drive us crazy with choice to make

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Shweta Suresh
    June 24, 2020

    Having to make decisions confuses me too! Great take on the prompt ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. Especially one I have made a decision, than the doubts creep in and tell me I should have decided the other way.

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  20. delphini510
    June 24, 2020

    Radhika, this is so funny and often so human. Just floe with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Deeksha Pathak
    June 24, 2020

    Loved the concept and your poem is apt! Decision making is really tough. Sometimes I just go with the flow and it eases out the thinking process.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Piyush Gulati
    June 24, 2020

    Beautifully written, and a nice vision !

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Hahaha same here Radhika ๐Ÿ˜‚ it isn’t my forte too โœ‹

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  24. Nanchi.blog
    June 24, 2020

    I guess it happens with most of us! Pros of some and Cons of another makes it confusing!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. kittysverses
    June 24, 2020

    Ah! I get confused before I decide, while I decide and also after I decide, this surely isnโ€™t my forte. Nicely written, Maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. Kritika
    June 25, 2020

    True that is. Irritating dubious mind canโ€™t find the balance. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  27. Sarika, Pure Reflections
    June 25, 2020

    It happens with me also sometimesโ€ฆ lovely writing .. Radhika โ™ฅ๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

  28. shreyans
    June 25, 2020

    Yes. Very Relatable. Our choices makes us. But it is a practice and we do get better if we learn from our mistakes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 25, 2020

      In some respects yes, we learn and get better with experience and practice but at other times the confusion continues. Thanks Shreyans for stopping by.

      Like

  29. MMA Storytime
    June 25, 2020

    Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. radhikasreflection
    June 26, 2020

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

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  32. HappySoul
    June 29, 2020

    Loved this ! 100% relatable ! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ..

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Chetna
    July 8, 2020

    Nice one!!
    *what if I make a wrong choice?*
    This thing gets so sucking at times!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2020

      Yup! Those apprehensions hold us back many a time. But a wrong decision is the best teacher. I guess, one has to trust his instincts and take the plunge!!

      Liked by 1 person

  34. sunisanthosh
    July 9, 2020

    Really most of us can relate to this !! ๐Ÿค”

    Liked by 1 person

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