The Next Moment

Naked Selfie
        The Next Moment
 
 
Self searching we begin
Every minute of our lives
We live in the moment
We breathe the moment
 
We can not begin to scheme
To be strong without accepting
Our weaknesses our failures
Not recognizing our limitations
 
Yet we strive for success always
There to meet the challenges at all times
Ahead euphoric ecstatic with high fives
Top of the class the top of the podium
 
Some cry to be second is to be behind
Third is way down a loser’s dream
Blame is everywhere denials here and there
Self respect is nowhere to be found
 
Unless we come back to respecting others
Unless we self deny purge the vanity in us
We can never endure not find self respect
Humility remains a static dictionary word
 
In modesty strange as it may seem
Courage Is deeply embedded naturally
We conquer fear and reluctance
With fortitude and forbearance
 
The power to accept our shortcomings
Opens our eyes to the beautiful things in life
Being true to oneself we see before us
A selfie of our naked humanness
 
Ever repentant ever seeking redemption
To be in the moment as always self searching
Banished from paradise lost our Eden we carry on
To live the moment that we hope may bring the next
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(C)NDR2.2.2018
Photo: ndr Avondale PA

Live the moment Remain humble Be human Do penance Seek redemption
And be happy yes Live and let live! The next moment!

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Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

I love the line, "We conquer fear and reluctance with fortitude and forbearance." That is something I have to overcome. I have to be more courageous. It is very hard to do, but it must be done. No more procrastinating.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@Robert L. Martin: Courage is not lacking in your work/poetry. If anything you epitomize courage.
Thanks for liking Robert.

Vic
over 2 years

Indeed. Words to live by Brod.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@Vic: Thanks Brod.
Rebooting after a shutdown, reawakening from a low point is like being reborn. There is that next moment waiting to be held, to respire for, coming back to life - Easter like.

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