Poem a Day 2013 #22: Choices, choices, choices


Poem number 22.

So many choices, so little time. I’d like to have had time to arrange this into the shape of a question mark. A post April project, if I choose to do so.


Bike or car

8:45 or 9:00

Red or white

Cash or plastic

Gas or electric

Peak or off peak

Gloss or metallic

Plastic or paper

Gillard or Abbott

A/C on or A/C off

Washed or unwashed

Full fat or fat reduced

Processed or unprocessed

Ultra thin for sensitivity or ribbed for her pleasure

White fleshed or yellow fleshed

Gluten rich or gluten free

Play safe or take risk

Full strength or light

Mountain or racer

Beatles or Stones

Pen or keyboard

Settle or move

North or south

Now or never

Long or short

Twist or stick

Meat or veg

Elvis or Cliff


Left or right

Yes or no

Go or stay

Life or death


Copyright Mike Hopkins 2013


7 thoughts on “Poem a Day 2013 #22: Choices, choices, choices

  1. Good poem, Mike – engages the reader as you can’t help but ask yourself what you’d choose. Also makes me think of George in EM Forster’s A Room with a View and his habit of writing question marks all over the place, even arranging the food on his plate into a ?.

    For the record, I pick Gillard, gluten-free and Yes 🙂

  2. Question Mark is a good idea. My only comment is be nice if choices were always that simple – one or the other. I could cope with that. My problem is when I’ve got umpteen to choose between!

  3. Good one, Mike.

    Is it wrong of me to notice that line #14 is the longest? :-O

    You could also lay it out in an ‘x’ shape – the way you answer questionnaires.

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