The Gospel According to ME

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pick it up
pack it up
clean it up
and move on

do it right
don’t waste time
finish up
and move on

set high goals
prioritize
revolutionize
and move on

don’t look back
initiate, concentrate
irritate
and move on

it’s unimportant
who keeps up,
what matters –
I move on

it’s my day
now’s my time
I determine when
and move on

give no thought
to all I leave
as I turn and
just move on

one is good
two is better
won’t compromise –
I move on

twinge of fear
spark of anger
pay no mind
and move on

shards strewn
caskets hewn
deemed inopportune
so I move on

sudden reckoning
searing questioning
shadows lengthening
yet I move on

blinding regret
paralyzing loss
acquiescing only when
I cannot move on

dark cavernous
cocoon, suppressing
preposterous force
into motionless stillness

photo credit: 629photography.com
© Julia Penner-Zook, 2015

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20 thoughts on “The Gospel According to ME

      1. Not being a writer I was intrigued – I need all the help I can get! On amazon there seems to be a whole series of related and similarly concise topics for writers with the “Do/” intro.

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  1. Reblogged this on DJ's Reflections in a Crazed Mirror and commented:
    I so identify with this poem. The mantra of action, it’s cadence undaunted and seemingly unstoppable. But, of course like all things it comes to an end. But, also like all things, I’m left with the impression of a growing force that will cause things once again to “move on.”

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    1. Things grind to a halt at times, which is when finality seems inevitable. But, as you suggest – optimistically – there may be movement at some point again. However, the movement may then take a very different form.
      I’m glad that the piece resonated. And a BIG thank you for the reblog!

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      1. You’re welcome. I am learning to accept that sometimes progress in life takes a form different than that which I expected or desired. It is very difficult – I think because I feel secure in holding on to the illusion that I am the ultimate controller of my life. I guess it’s reasonable to take responsibility to captain my ship, but I don’t control the seas… 🙂

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      2. That’s wisdom right there – discerning the difference between responsibility and control. The longer I journey, the more I realize that little is controllable – and that nothing would actually benefit from my control, were it possible. But to practice that consistently is quite another story. 😊
        I love the ship and sea metaphor. Thank you for your thoughtful contribution.

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