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Rectitude

29 Jun

Rectitude 2

Together, let us walk through this day,

leaving behind our past as glorious as it has been

or as tragic as it was;

let us go and find  those things

that should have been. 

 

 

Rain In Northumberland Street

Artist: Anya Zinkivskay

www.murmurart.com

 

 

 

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24 Comments

Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Beginnings, Outlaw, Philosophy, Prose Poetry, thoughts, Zen

 

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24 responses to “Rectitude

  1. coalblack

    June 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Sometimes the obvious thing to do isn’t obvious until someone suggests it. I’m all for it, let’s go.

    coal (Fireblossom)

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  2. Bridge2Vision

    June 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Hear Hear! There are entire nations that would benefit from reading your piece today.

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  3. brian miller

    June 29, 2014 at 11:05 am

    when we come together….perhaps that will be possible, you know…
    moving forward instead of staying mired in what always was…

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  4. Rallentanda

    June 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I believe in fresh starts!

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    If we could just retrace our steps and find those steps that should have been …

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  6. marcoantonio arellano

    June 29, 2014 at 11:50 am

    its sometimes not about retracing or going back but having the courage and acting upon the next step forward

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  7. Kerry O'Connor

    June 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    You have encapsulated that moment with precision, ZQ. The emotion is palpable.
    Thank you for sharing on Real Toads.

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  8. chalk petals

    June 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Amen to that.

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  9. Sherry Blue Sky

    June 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    OH! MY! GOD! Sign me up for THAT walk!!!!!!!!

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  10. Helen

    June 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Love this! I spent yesterday standing in a booth at Pride Festival in Bend Oregon talking to folks about PFLAG!

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  11. Audrey Howitt

    June 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Well–gotta love this–and smiles to you today

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  12. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    June 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    love the coming together.

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  13. jo-hanna

    June 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Clever use of syntax: ‘has been’ (perfect tense) in the second line, the good feeling carrying through to today in its effect, and ‘was’ (imperfect) in line three, to distance us from the tragic.

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  14. Mama Zen

    June 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I really like this!

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  15. scotthastiepoet

    June 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Your voice is so precise and measured and you manage to say so much with such careful ease – it is very admirable and contemporary poetry as it should be, I think – all kudos to you.. Always something of a treat for me to read something new from you… With Best Wishes Scott

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  16. Gillena Cox

    June 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Luv the proposal in this poem, the image supports nicely, have a lovely Sunday, thanks for linking at Sunday savvy

    Much love…

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  17. Grace

    June 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    That should have been…I like this line very much ~

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  18. Mary

    June 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I like this, ZQ. I am all in favor of leaving the past behind and moving on. It is never too late, I don’t think, to find what should have been! Your presence at Poets United is most appreciated.

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  19. Gabriella

    June 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I like the sentiment, the idea that it is never too late and that we can still find the things that should have been.

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  20. Jim

    June 29, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    “Glorious as it has been or as tragic …” implies the same happening but seen differently. I like that.
    Your picture reinforces this to me also. Many, many, don’t ever come to grips with reality here, feelings of the different generations.
    ..

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  21. kaykuala h

    June 30, 2014 at 12:46 am

    On reflection one needs to act and claim back those lost years. They may present some opportunities emotionally strong! Wonderful take ZQ!

    Hank

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  22. Mark Kerstetter

    June 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    That’s a good prayer to start any day.

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  23. Adriana Citlali Ramírez

    June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Yes, sometimes we have to leave the past behind.

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  24. Amrit Sinha

    July 1, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Beautiful … a perfect lesson for life 🙂

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