A Haiku - Fortitude

Resolute endurance usually wins its goal.
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Fortitude can win.

It simply hangs on longer.

Grit against the odds.




The multiplicity of words and their meanings....

If "weakness" is the antonym, is "strength" the best synonym for fortitude? (There are many others.)

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Selecting words that are "just right"....

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Comments 22 comments

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

You are the master of haiku.. well done! Very powerful.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

tammyswallow: You are the "first swallow of spring." (It's snowing here today!) While self-worth is something we each have at birth, self-esteem comes in what we adopt from outside ourselves. Thanks for boosting mine.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

your words make me think, open my mind

without a blink. you are good at this. to put so much into so few words, takes talent.


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia

Great job! I really admire what you have done here -- using a few words to create a hub with infinite words! In other words, you have said a lot. I see you are a man who seems to be always in a deep profundity of thoughts!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cleaner3: It is the structure that drives the conciseness, and doing the photo caption and heading help with getting to any pithy thoughts you can find.

mackyi: Wow! My "deep profundity of thought" accolade will have me thinking deeply about your comment for some time, if not always! Thanks. ;o)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Grit against the odds" perfectly describes it. And at times it sure wears a body down (no erosion puns intended). Great poem.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Hyphenbird: Wearing down the opposition is something we are learning a lot about these days, aren't we. Nice receiving your Comment.


win-winresources 4 years ago from Colorado

Yes, I can see it.

Nice.

-DW


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

love your Haiku.. wow Fortitude can win... awesome

voted up

be blessed

debbie


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Deborah Brooks: I liked your added photo the other day. It gave personality to the Board Room Babe! Thanks for the visit and thumbs up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I sure hope fortitude and strength go hand in hand because I have some work that has to be done and I need them both. Great Haiku!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

So much truth in three lines. Excellent...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

always exploring: May the blessing of Fortitude be upon you as the blessings of St. Patrick's Day pass on for another year.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

that's exactly what it does, hangs on longer. Perfect wording!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: There are many, many people in the world (prisoners, the ill, the lonely, the orphans, etc.) and all are doing their best to hang on a litle longer with all the fortitude they can muster.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That was an intelligent poem and I agree fortitude can be a valuable thing to have. Vote up!!!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit: Nice of you to stop by and Comment. You are always welcome to come again, and again. Nice to have you as a friend.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Try and Try again!! Excellent message, P! Maybe one day you could 'try and try again' to come on over to visit? I'll put the coffee on!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: I can almost smell the burning rubber now!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Another good haiku! It takes fortitude just to listen to the news every day. This is a good reminder to keep "hanging on."


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

this poem only shows your fortitude...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

raciniwa: Most people think that anyone who attempts to write a poem and then dares to publish it must have a certain amount of fortitude. You have it, too.

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