Right

It’s called Five Minute Friday. Each week, we write freely on a one-word prompt, then link up at the amazing Kate Motaung’s site. It’s a flash mob of writers having fun and sharing their short take on one word. This week’s prompt is: Right


I was so sure of everything. Convinced I was right.

The lines seemed so clear. So black and white.

My angles were sharp. My convictions strong.

My side of the tracks. The right side of the tracks. The other’s wrong.

Hard bargains and wedges. Lines in the sand.

Always this or that. Up or down. In or out. Never and.

So blind. So much pride. So little empathy. Such fragility.

Until God’s grace. Jesus. Increased love. Humility.

11 thoughts on “Right

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser August 13, 2020 / 11:10 pm

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, and it fitted all too well.

    Yeah, I thought that I was right,
    but turned out, I was wrong.
    Thought I was so very bright,
    but sang the moron’s song
    that boasted of my intellect,
    that catered to my pride;
    I guess that, in this fell respect,
    was better I had died
    than set myself so very high,
    a little tin-pot god,
    demanding love from every eye,
    and that all be awed
    by my brains and common sense
    and Satanic eloquence.

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  2. mariel August 14, 2020 / 7:44 am

    oh great stanza you wrote! Yes! Thank you for sharing that!

    fmf #13

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan Chamberlain Shipe August 14, 2020 / 8:14 am

    Until grace. Always grace.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Cindy August 15, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    Love your creative work here! Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

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