You Decide

Every decision in life you decide. Be encouraged by these poems about making decisions. And find positive words in the poems to give you inspiration and thoughts to consider as you decide what your day will hold.

We all must make decisions about how and what we do. Your choice made can have an impact on our lives and the lives of others. Let the verses in these poems inspire you to make the right decisions to be the person who is of good character!



Decide
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

You are the fellow that has to decide
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside.
You are the fellow who makes up your mind
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar
Or just be contented to stay where you are.
Take it or leave it. Here's something to do!
Just think it over - It's all up to you!

What do you wish? To be known as a shirk,
Known as a good man who's willing to work,
Scorned for a loafer or praised by your chief,
Rich man or poor man or beggar or thief?
Eager or earnest or dull through the day,
Honest or crooked? It's you who must say!
You must decide in the face of the test
Whether you'll shirk it or give it your best.

Nobody here will compel you to rise;
No one will force you to open your eyes;
No one will answer for you yes or no,
Whether to stay there or whether to go.
Life is a game, but it's you who must say,
Whether as cheat or as sportsman you'll play.
Fate may betray you, but you settle first
Whether to live to your best or your worst.

So, whatever it is you are wanting to be,
Remember, to fashion the choice you are free.
Kindly or selfish, or gentle or strong,
Keeping the right way or taking the wrong,
Careless of honor or guarding your pride,
All these are questions which you must decide.
Yours the selection, whichever you do;
The thing men call character's all up to you!

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An encouraging poem about decisions



A short poem to encourage you to decide which road you will take!

The Ways
Poet: John Oxenham


To every man there openeth
A choice of ways to go;
And the high soul takes the high road
And the low soul takes the low,
And in between on misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro;
But to everyone there openeth
A high way and a low,
And everyone decideth
The way his soul shall go.

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Encouragement to make up your mind rather than
putting off decisions that need to be made.


Make A Decision
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


Do you make a decision or do you procrastinate
If you delay, troubles you will accelerate.
Make the decision, right or wrong
If wrong, you can correct it as you go along.

A decision not made
Will not make the problem fade
If you're not sure, trust your instincts
And for sure, do not overthink.

Use your knowledge, weight the good and the bad
Don't hesitate, don't just go with the fad
Be true to yourself and your beliefs
Life is too short to procrastinate.

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An encouraging poem to remind us to submit oneself to a
positive attitude in the choices we are making.


Faced With Choices
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


We are faced with decisions each and every day
And the choices we make determine the way.
Will we find happiness and contentment
Or will they be made in resentment?

Each and every morning you decide
What the day will provide.
You see it is all how you look at it
Your attitude is the secret.

So decide today have a positive mind
Or think negatively and be in a bind.
Let the day be one filled with the good
And life will unfold as it should.


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You and only you determine your actions and beliefs
which will reflect on decisions made.


It Is All Up To YOU
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


You decide the smiles you give
You decide how you will live
You decide to share your love
You decide to believe in God above
You decide whether to work or play
You decide your attitude each day
You decide to be happy or sad
You decide to forgive or be mad
Life is full of decisions for you
It is all up to you to choose!


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Inspirational words that remind us not to be influenced by others.
Our motivation in the choices we make should come from within.


Choose
Poet: Robert Rivers, 2020


I wish, oh wish for another
To make those decisions to uncover.
The truth that lies beyond
Make those choices that respond.

To give away that you can do
Is not being really true.
You are not the one
To cry out and to shun.

We all must make those choices
Rather than listen to mocking voices.
We are not here to rest and lay
For that gives into days of decay.

You are not allowed, you see
To never see what is glee.
For we are not here to feign
Without accomplishing while others complain.

So make the choice that is true to you
And you will find happiness in what you do
Listen to others, but to yourself be true
Life will have meaning and value.


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