Monday, December 12, 2011

Complacency Is A Cowardly Sailor

Image by Mostafa Habibi



"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for."  ~John A. Shedd


A place that becomes too comfortable to move forward
is actually a very dangerous place to be.
For the longer you remain inside it's stead,
the tougher it is to escape the hold it has on you.
It is a deceptive theif whose sand will only sink you wear you stand.
What you thought was safety, was in reality a slow demise.
So take hold of some faith and take a couple steps out where it leads.
What do you have to loose? 
Maybe some sand in your knickers?











18 comments:

  1. We sometimes sit in the quicksand of complacency..your poem a wonderful warning that is not a place we should reside in

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  2. Very nicely penned, Carrie. Truly sometimes we have to move out of our comfort zone if we are to walk forward. I liked your interpretation of the picture very much.

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  3. lol - I like the whimsical twist at the end. very good, Carrie.

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  4. Great perspective on living life to the fullest, Ms. Carrie!

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  5. very true your opening....that is the place that scares me...i avoid it like the plague

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  6. Carrie, your walk of Faith that you regularly reflect in your words is great encouragement and motivation. Press on!

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  7. What you thought was safety, was in reality a slow demise.

    Dear Carrie,

    I have contemplating on this notion a lot lately...

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  8. Carrie I like this piece very much - the words hold a lot of special meaning for me. Thank you for posting it.

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  9. It is so difficult to move from our comfort zones and brave the new, the unknown is a different story altogether...very well said.

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  10. Awesome, Carrie! Such a wise message.

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  11. wow, very nice, love the wisdom it holds.

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  12. Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by....this one holds a special truth for me in my life as well....always look forward to seeing what the prompts pull up in everyone's writing!
    :-)

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  13. So true, complacency is not a good thing

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  14. Comfort is one thing and quite desirable, complacency is quite another and not to be sought.

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  15. Hello Carrie,

    Very strong words and food for thought.
    I suppose it means that we may have to be brave and make that move, into the unknown....
    Leaving our comfort zone.

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  16. Maybe some sand in your knickers....I love that line. Thank you for joining my site!

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