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





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


Tags: , , , , , ,

24 responses to “Rectitude

  1. Amrit Sinha

    July 1, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Beautiful … a perfect lesson for life 🙂


  2. Adriana Citlali Ramírez

    June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Yes, sometimes we have to leave the past behind.


  3. Mark Kerstetter

    June 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    That’s a good prayer to start any day.


  4. 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!



  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Grace

    June 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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


  9. 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…


  10. 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


  11. Mama Zen

    June 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I really like this!


  12. 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.


  13. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    June 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    love the coming together.


  14. Audrey Howitt

    June 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Well–gotta love this–and smiles to you today


  15. 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!


  16. Sherry Blue Sky

    June 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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


  17. chalk petals

    June 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Amen to that.


  18. 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.


  19. 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


  20. 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 …


  21. Rallentanda

    June 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I believe in fresh starts!


  22. 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…


  23. Bridge2Vision

    June 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

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


  24. 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)



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: