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  In response to the Gargleblaster challenge, I had 42 words to answer, “Tell me something, old friend, why are you fighting?”

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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34 Responses to Fighting

  1. Karen says:

    This is a wonderful expression of mindfulness. I really like this take on the prompt. Karen
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  2. AZ Gringa says:

    Beautiful, Marcy. I love it!
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  3. Atreyee says:

    Loved the acceptance -the maturity reflected in the changing perspective here Marcy-beautifully worded and I also love the photo you used:-)
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  4. Like this piece. ‘Fighting not to Fight’…know that feeling well.
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  5. I like the balance of this poem. Well done.
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  6. Mridubala says:

    Loved this, shows in a beautiful way how the time influences us or how our preferences change when we grow..
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  7. JannaTWrites says:

    This is another great response from you! Our impulse is to fight…. being still is a challenge.
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  8. Sue says:

    Brava – well done Actually my last entry on this blog though not for this is a gargleblaster lol

  9. Robbie says:

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  10. Genna Claire says:

    “To be still/ To be present/ To accept” – how I love these lines!!!
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  11. Christine says:

    I love the evolution of your thought process, the gradual coming to terms. I also really like the form of your poem – the repetition of the infinitives. It flows very nicely. Great job, and thanks for linking up!
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    • Marcy says:

      It has been a very gradual process in my development, something that the prompt really got me thinking about. Thanks for your thoughts.

  12. Ooooooh. I can relate to this, so much. NICE.

  13. Laith says:

    Very nice. I love “fighting not to fight”
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  14. djmatticus says:

    It’s hard to find those moments of peace in the hectic lives we lead.

  15. Love this, and pinned it!
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  16. Kay says:

    This is the fight not fought often enough! I like your flow from what you used to fight for, presumably in the name of success and happiness, to what is actually going to help you achieve the state of mind you’re after. Lovely 🙂 .
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  17. Jen says:

    Fighting not to fight. It seems like a struggle no matter what we do, huh? This one feels like a 42 word meditation! I likey 🙂
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