14 Poems On Life-Action Reaction And How To Deal By Laura Fuller

When you are faced with issues, you can handle them with positive action or negative reaction. When confronted with a situation, you can take action and respond positively, which will produce a productive outcome. The opposite to action is a reaction. When you are upset, you may tend to react without thinking. A reaction will produce a negative outcome.

A negative reaction is judgment, gossip, holding a grudge, and taking on the entitlement stance.

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A negative reaction triggered the poems I wrote in this post. Each poem is written to help promote change and bring about a positive action.

14 Poems On Life Action Reaction

These 14 poems deal with how people treat others, perceive themselves, and the types of difficult people they may encounter in life.

7 poems on Gossip, Grudge, And Guilt

Life has a way of humbling us at times. These poems are on gossipping, grudge-holding, and guilt. These 3 G’s are a reaction to situations. Yet when these words are arranged into a poem, it may help us see ourselves and others in a new light. We can set up a positive action or change to improve ourselves and our way of looking at others.

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Find Truth

By Laura Fuller

Have you formed an opinion of another person based on gossip you heard? This would be a form of reaction to a situation. Or have you formed an action of kindness based on the truth?

Find Truth

Your mind formed
around illusions of gossip
words spoken of the world
you seek the answer
to reveal the truth
will you find your way
or follow the wayward opinions
of others?

man with untruthful thoughts

Untruthful Tales

By Laura Fuller

Again are you listening to untruthful tales told by others? Gossip that may or may not be true?

Untruthful Tales

Thoughts you’ve weaved
untruthful tales
times wasted
in negative thoughts
A life spent on
worries and lies
of stories told
by those who harbor
lost minds
formed on tales of deception

it's not me ididn't do it

no Not Me

By Laura Fuller

At times in our lives, we are humbled by our own reaction to a situration. Maybe you have held a grudge against someone else but have been in denial about how you felt. When you realize your reaction, you can change it and positively for an action to forgive.

No Not Me

a guilty man pointing finges

Guilty

By Laura Fuller

Sometimes we are guilty because we judge another without knowing what they are going through.

Guilty

I am guilty!
guilty of seeing
without looking
guilty of hearing
without listening
guilty of speaking
without thinking
guilty of loving
without my heart
I am guilty!

earthworm field with sun

Judgement Of A Slimy Earthworm

By Laura Fuller

This earthworm is used as a comparison of how we as humans often judge others. We set up a belief in our minds and put others into that category or stereotype. Stereotyping is an example of a reaction to our own paradigm.

Judgement Of A Slimy Earthworm

Dig in the garden of life and growth
spring is here, winter has fled
Oh, no what do I see?
But a slimy earthworm!
Yet I know this to be true
earthworms live in rich houses
But my thoughts are slimy
Oh, my did I stereotype an earthworm?
I called him slimy
but the surroundings of his home
so rich and ready to feed
and produce beauty from a sprout.
A lesson learned
Don’t judge another
beauty is from the heart
nourished from the father’s house.

bubbles colored

Bubble Of Judgement

By Laura Fuller

None of us ever knows what another has been through or what they are going through, yet we judge them based on our own beliefs and desires. Judgment is a reaction and shows how uncomfortable we are with ourselves.

Bubble Of Judgement

Stuck in a bubble of judgement
the world against me.
do they know
where I’ve been?
or the trouble
I’ve come from?
do they know what
I’ve been through?
or what I’ve done?
They look at me
they can’t know
oh but oh
I know they judge me.

iceburg below the water

Below The Waters

By Laura Fuller

Once again no one actually knows what another is going through. It is like this iceberg, what you cannot see below the surface may be a dark and lonely life.

Below The Waters

Mighty iceberg
rising above the sea
what a glorious site you are
snow and white and ice blue
you tower and stand so tall
yet deep below the waters
places none will see
secrets are hidden
untold in silence
surrounded by darkness
alone where none can touch

Entitlement

Entitlement is an issue today. It may be due to insecurities or lack of needed love in childhood. Or it may be an overindulgence from parents. Or it may just be a lack of filter or a lack of desire to work. Whatever the reason a person feels they deserve more will cause problems when others have to deal with this type of person. Action vs. reaction. Problem vs. solution.

its a conspiratcy girl in blue

Conspiracy

By Laura Fuller

Was COVID 19 a conspiracy, or did our fear of what might happen to us dictate a reaction rather than a calm action plan?

Conspiracy

AHOA baby, it’s a conspiracy
All a lie to make us die
What will we do?
Where will we go?
The flu killed more and cancer galore.
But COVID 19
a tiny pea?
a thorn in my side?
Fear raging of death and loss
So many gone, so many sick!
A conspiracy? What part is this?
Now, what will we do?

who owes you?

Who Owes You?

By Laura Fuller

For those who think that because life is hard for them, they are all alone. Not everyone goes through trials, and everyone has to work through them to grow. When people feel the world owes them an explanation or a reprieve, they have set up a reaction based on their unwillingness to change. It is more functional to plan an action to pull yourself out of the fall.

Who Owes You?

Tough times have fallen
the world owes you
falling in deep and falling apart
you deserve it all of better times.
Oh but wait!
One sweet second!
My dear!
You deserve what you earn
You will receive what you return
kindness is not your due
respect is forwarded with respect
giving will make you rich
set hatred free
and find love
life lessons are a gift
you will learn
so put yourself back together
for not a soul owes you
when you burn what you earn.

4 entitled people

Entitled

By Laura Fuller

Entitlement is a problem in our society today. Some say it is the younger generation, but I believe it is for all ages. Why does anyone believe they are more important and deserve more than another?

Entitled

Give it to me now!
make it all easy!
I want, I want, I want it now!
yesterday, forever
what is wrong
it’s way too hard!
I didn’t do it!
why the struggle?
It’s not fair!
Too long and too far
Why me?
Why now?
Oh please don’t make me
deal with my life!

Dealing With Difficult People

In the workplace or a family, we often run into difficult people. One who always has a reaction to how they are mistreated. But that does not mean you have to have a reaction. Look at the types of difficult people in these poems and plan a positive action. Don’t stress over difficult people.

Action Reaction, Laura Fuller negative person

Positively Negative

By Laura Fuller

How can you have a positive action to counteract the negative reaction of a person? Now that’s a tough one.

Positively Negative

I tool along
to the beat of my heart
the day is long
it’s sunny it’s strong
my mind a singin’
my feet a dancin’
A flash of time
in my face you are
screaming in my brain
not a word you say
yet the image so clear
for all is wrong
anger and negative linger
on and on and on
If I hang around, you infect my soul
what oh what am I to do?

Action Reaction, Laura Fuller wondering

Wondering Lost

By Laura Fuller

You are wondering lost in a life of self mistaken identity. This person has a reaction to everything. Disfunction prevents them from forming an action plan.

Wondering Lost

Wander lost
you wonder
not like me
no one is
can’t they see
why can’t they be
like me?
Still wandering lost
down wondering lane.

Action Reaction, Laura Fuller nurse bitty

Nurse Bitty

By Laura Fuller

This poem is a great example of action vs. reaction. The patient is provoking the nurse with a reaction. He is entitled to receive the care he wants in the time frame he wants. The nurse is setting in motion an action to stay calm.

Nurse Bitty

Nurse Bitty
he called her name
The room fell silent
for her name was
Julie

Nurse Julie
she smiled, spoke softly
met his every request
3 sandwiches on the house
zofran and dilaudid, blood work and CT

Nurse Bitty
You should know
I had a date with friends
to celebrate weeks end
they started 2 hours ago
I need to be fixed!
I need to go!

Julie
full of kindness and care
imparted knowledge of findings
all is fair and truth abounds
no illness was found

Nurse Bitty
Such poor care you give
I am not well, I need more drugs
but my friends they wait
I must go!

Action Reaction, Laura Fuller drama queen

Bernie The Drama Queen

By Laura Fuller

The term drama queen is not a gender but a reaction. A person who needs constant attention wants to make you have a reaction and take away your ability to positively form an action.

Bernie The Drama Queen

Worrisome conflict?
The force of issues
spoken without thought
personalities collide on stagnate air
two faces screwed in anger
profanity on wounded ears
boisterous subordinate
give up your angry pride
lay down your insecurities
for harmony and peace

I do hope that at least one poem resonates with you and helps in your desire to change. We can all improve how we react and who we are. If any of these poems set up a reaction of anger or another emotion, it may be time to plan an action to promote a positive outcome. Action and reaction are something that we continually work on throughout our lives.

Life is constantly changing, and we will always learn to form a new positive action to override a negative reaction.

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