Reticent Mental Property

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Shoulders back, chin juts forward

We wish for freedom from the tethers of tedium

and then wait upon that cliff, clinging,

until it crumbles, unravels,

beneath our feet.

While hiding behind process, weighing options, measuring convention,

we know we haven’t truly planned to leap at all-

our own volition: weak.

Instead we wait for the falling,

after the forced push from behind,

and then have the balls to look over our shoulder and blame

fate.

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Don’t give me an out, just tell me it is done; And let me make my own foolishness.

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9 comments on “Shoulders back, chin juts forward

  1. Marty
    November 12, 2015

    Remember all is possible for those who are strong and patient. They need not The easy way

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  2. distantshipsmoke
    November 12, 2015

    Sadly it takes a lot of bad experiences to finally make us realize there is no such thing as fate..but only one or two good things to fool us into believing that there is.

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  3. The Muscleheaded Blog
    November 13, 2015

    It’s really an interesting and common human dilemma — great write, Ret !

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  4. dievca
    November 14, 2015

    If you are the one who never takes the easy way — what does the fall feel like? Heaven or Hell?

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    • Reticent Mental Property
      November 16, 2015

      Beautiful questions, dievca. The fall forward – that twisting, flailing, clinging leap over the edge yields an unpredictable outcome. And sometimes, that is why it must be done.

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