How we forget

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The things we do often reflect;
The trace of pleasure or regret.
The lure of false facts and knowledge;
Prove more dangerous than ignorance.
As long as we are kind and humble;
No loss on earth can make us stumble.
For light does shine at end of tunnel.
Our countless wounds that pay no debt;
How we remember – how we forget.

We tend to waste our lives in friction;
When it could turn into momentum.
To sensible men – each day’s of reckoning;
The storm is past – the rest is beckoning.
May there at length our hopes beget;
How we remember – how we forget.

 

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Form: Rondeau

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  1. Grace says:

    How true that false facts can prove to be more dangerous than ignorance ~ A lot of lives have been lost due to acting in those false facts~

    A lovely rondeau Sanaa ~ I specially like the wisdom in these lines:
    Our countless wounds that pay no debt;
    How we remember – how we forget.
    We tend to waste our lives in friction;

    Thanks for joining D’verse Poetics ~

    Have a good week ~

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  2. X says:

    Nice. I like the second stanza. The first two lines say much, how we get embroiled in friction and conflict, wasting valuable energy that could be put toward something more productive.

    So true in how we get sucked into false facts as well, and form our opinions based on them.

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      1. X says:

        On this read I will say it is how enamored we are with false facts and knowledge the jumped out at me. We are in the information age – we trade in knowledge – and we accept what people put out there on the internet as gospel. Kinda scary.

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  3. Mama Zen says:

    I love that repeated line.

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  4. We are force-fed falsehoods, manipulated, other directed, & forced to capitulate by those same elected officials we endeavored, beyond our better judgement, to believe–one more time we sent a young politician into the halls of graft & pork & pharmaceuticals, & watched him get trained by the senior members on how to line his own pockets & still get re-elected.

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  5. Ayala says:

    Beautifully penned ! πŸ™‚

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  6. Mary says:

    So true that false facts are more dangerous than ignorance; and there surely are a lot of false ‘facts’ floating around right now! I enjoyed your rondeau.

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  7. Bjorn says:

    How true, there’s always so much wasted on that friction .. Remembering what should be forgotten, forgetting or remembering the false facts…

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  8. YJ says:

    Good one!!!

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  9. Oh.. wheels of light
    dark circle ’round
    body.. soul..

    Oh.. times now..
    time now.. present
    now.. remember Light

    Forget darkness
    sinKing brighTest
    Life challenge dead..

    Remember Now
    OnLY Time A head
    heArt HAnd NOW..:)

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  10. Raivenne says:

    “We tend to waste our lives in friction;”

    And almost always of our own making. So sad and regrettably so true. Excellent write.

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  11. Form and rhyme work well for you here. Well done.

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  12. A beautiful piece of wisdom.

    “As long as we are kind and humble;
    No loss on earth can make us stumble.”

    We have the capability and it is simpler than we think to prevent sorrow and senselessness.

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  13. grapeling says:

    a rhythm to help us remember… ~

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  14. gillena says:

    agreed, even in matters of grief, we are faced with choice

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

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  15. Jae Rose says:

    A wise and brilliant ending line Sanaa – very well written

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  16. Sumana Roy says:

    “As long as we are kind and humble; / No loss on earth can make us stumble.”…so true…

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  17. it’s interesting to see things we remember and how that changes..

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  18. Old Egg says:

    It doesn’t get any better as you grow older. Forgetfulness is a constant companion and memories will bring on tears.

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  19. Mary says:

    I enjoyed the revisiting of your poem today, Sanaa! Sometimes the false facts are more abundant than truth; and sadly many do not see the difference. Always good to see you!

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  20. gillena says:

    A second visit and reading. Again a pleasure to read this poem

    Sunday smiles

    Much love…

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  21. Surabhi says:

    You have made the hard truths of life written so wonderfully πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ nice poem

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  22. Very beautifully done. I especially like the repeated line…..

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  23. Susan says:

    I do wonder if we face more false facts in the present than we construct in memory? Truly, my memory brightens the goods and distorts the bads–it is very self-serving. And as you say, that can be more harmful than reality. I like that you made me think of that with the insistent refrain of this form.

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  24. ZQ says:

    Always enjoy my reading here πŸ™‚
    ZQ

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  25. Such lovely lines….’As long as we are kind and humble;
    No loss on earth can make us stumble.’ Indeed and then we have little regret. Wise words to heed….work from kindness!

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  26. humbird says:

    The key words for me: “As long as we are kind and humble” – everything possible to correct and renew.

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  27. Brother Ollie says:

    cool work (as usual)

    The repetition really pulls it all together.

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  28. Myrna says:

    It’s so true Sanaa, we do waste too much time in friction. Then it’s hard to forget who hurt us.
    There’s much wisdom in this.

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  29. totomai says:

    that’s scary – especially when the world is being fed with wrong information. i believe there will be chaos.

    nice form and rhymes Sanaa.

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  30. dsnake1 says:

    No loss on earth can make us stumble.
    ah, i like this. πŸ™‚

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  31. G L Meisner says:

    The old memories we mis-remember but get us set off on some course are indeed distracting.

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  32. Kerry O'Connor says:

    We tend to waste our lives in friction;
    When it could turn into momentum.

    This is so very true.

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  33. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, the false facts, the ‘spin’ put on almost everything. It becomes difficult to be a seeker after truth,

    Elizabeth

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  34. As long as we are kind and humble … yes, those are great virtues indeed πŸ™‚

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