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Arise and Walk


You sit and talk
about yourselves:
passive, passive,
never active agents in your lives.

Submit like children
to instruction,
as if you were twelve and stupid,
and not men.

Listen to them talk
about themselves:
boring, boring,
but this is the highlight
of your day,
otherwise you are:
damned
falling
failing
never strong
never safe
never saved
except on the dull shores of surrender.

Curse them all to hell.
No spoon-fed life is worth the living,
and no weakling worth the loving.

Arise and walk.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

7 comments:

Jae Rose said...

The moment of the week..though you hate it and resent it..maybe it becomes a replacement..let's hope we can all arise and walk..beautiful piece..

December 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Sheilagh Lee said...

yes sometimes you submit to mediocre and follow the masses until you wake up and then you wondered how you got there.

December 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Alice Audrey said...

You said it, Sister! Never lump the responsibility for your own life on anyone else, especially someone who you only know through someone else's words.

December 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Only those with ears to hear can heed the injunction to arise and walk.

Three Virtues

December 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM
oldegg said...

This is heartbreaking for you. The loss is palpable. Life hurts so much when offered loneliness.

December 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I love the power in that last line. Needed it today.

December 12, 2013 at 7:24 AM
humbird said...

Powerful!

December 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM