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>Day 3: "The Problem With Problem Solving"

>This was the Day 3 prompt of the April PAD Challenge

(Take the phrase “The problem with (blank)” and replace the “(blank)” with a word or phrase. Make this the title of your poem and then write a poem to fit with or juxtapose against that title. For instance, you could have poems with the titles of “The problem with government,” “The problem with advanced mathematics,” or “The problem with bipolar penguins.” You know the drill: have fun, be creative.)

“The Problem With Problem Solving”

We all think. That is the first step although
The most complex and intellectual process

We think and that alone merits modulation
Or cognitive processing, a higher-order zing

The problem starts from a given state to when
We reach out for a desired goal, a larger problem

That might include problem finding and shaping
The moment próblema is derived from Greek-ing

Presented as an analysis of prediction, mitigation
We can think problems or sink them altogether

Failures are the only way to push, some will tell,
Problem solving – life, work, you – a part of thinking

I have a problem, since long, with problem solving
The complexity of systems thrown at me has shown

What’s complex, what’s simple, is relative and changes
With time – Wicked Problems or those plain puzzling.

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One comment on “>Day 3: "The Problem With Problem Solving"

  1. priti aisola
    April 4, 2009

    >The last four lines – very true!

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