by | Mar 9, 2021 | Philosophy

A habit seems so innocent
Just something that we do
But over time becomes a force
That demands so much from you

A cigarette, for instance
A moment shared with friends
Will drive you in the ground
With lung cancer in the end

A drink or two, nerve tonic
Can become way of life
Cirrhosis of the liver
And an abused, estranged ‘old’ wife*(1)

Or eating to excess
Allowing weight to mount
To steal your youthful figure
A force that surely counts

Yet, if someone tried to force you
To go against your will
You’d fight to hold position
Not succumb to another still

So, before you take an action
Ask if it will serve you well
For an action can become a force
And drive you straight to Hell


*(1) Sometimes a wife living with an alcoholic or an abuser becomes
physically and psychologically old as a result of living in those

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)