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Updated on August 23, 2013

Be reborn


Make amends

Turn the wrong

Inside out

Reveal the truth in the lies

Come clean

Wipe the dirt

Off your face


Get on your knees and pray

Ask to be forgiven

For your sins

Remember not to judge

Others because

They sin differently from you

Go to your old stomping ground

Forgive those who

Stomped on you


Ask for guidance

From those you love

Trust the most important love

You know - The one from above

Change what you can

Forget the rest


Look for the light

The truth

The word

For new beginnings

And a chance to be heard


Go to the river


Be reborn

Rectify-renewed for second season

Go to the river


Ask for guidance



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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      Gratefully accepted.


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      Max Havlick 

      5 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois


      An American Sonnet to Kim

      What can I say when even sacred words like "I thank you,"

      do not suffice to radiate, much less to measure you

      or that intensely brilliant light that shines on me from you

      revealing me inside and out both to myself and you?

      Our closeness at this distance hardly can be understood

      as anything but dawning universal personhood

      achieving explication as unmitigated good

      when two souls intimate from birth crossed paths because they could,

      and stayed together from the first because they knew they should,

      and gradually in time came to believe they always would.

      When two companions get too well accustomed to their nest,

      it soon seems logical and simpler to ignore the rest

      and let their rock-and-rolling music dominate their nest;

      but even fiercely purring mountain-lion women need some rest!

      Gratefully submitted,

      Max, July 29, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Dear Max,

      Per usual,

      you have gifted me,

      lifted me

      and made my day.

      I shall never ever question

      when you are away.

      I will just do as you say

      "trust, stretch and pray."

      In the meantime,

      welcome back

      dearest one

      for however long

      you stay.

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      Max Havlick 

      5 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Dear Kim, re. "missing in action."

      Sometimes a woman's heart and mind must trust, and stretch, and pray,

      while her beloved stalks the far-flung world for savage prey,

      that he loves her as much as she loves him, or anyone can say

      in public lest the omnipresent literary censors start to bray.

      Yes, be assured I think of Kim on each and everyday

      and love her and her fertile work in each and every way.

      Our hands held true sustain us as we stumble on our way

      ensuring we gain ground to full fruition on the proper day.

      Max, July 29, 2013, , 2:45 p.m.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      You continue to be an inspiration. I know how tough your life is and thank you for keeping up with my work anyway.


      I have missed you!

      Best to you both,


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      Max Havlick 

      5 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Another beautiful and provocative effort from a courageous woman moving herself, and her readers, in the right direction.

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      5 years ago

      You write so beautiful and insightful and I can't evev express myself as well as they do .abut I live all your poems/

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Good Morning Friends,

      I am so blessed. Two days in a row, I have a signed on and been delightfully surprised. Thank You.


      The line you noted is one of my favorites, and I think for me, maybe one of the hardest to do. Thanks for describing my poem as "very powerful" and for the up and share. I hope you have a great day.


      So glad to see you. Is it not wild how some words hold such power? The vote and share is very much appreciated. Hope you have a great day.


      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a kind comment. Hope you have a great day.

      Best to all of you,


    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Definitely inspiring and thank you for sharing.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Kim, this poem is potent, very impressive...'Rectify' this single word pack such a punch!!..Simple inspired. Voting up and sharing.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Forgive those who have stomped on you. Very powerful, girl! Up and sharing.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      Me, too!

      : )

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image


      5 years ago from New York

      Oh Kim, I'm trying not to laugh, but after I read that word, I definitely knew I recognized it! ... Oh and of course, the beverage suggestion... lol.

      Funny, I remember being a kid and wishing and waiting to grow up. You know, live out the fairy tales. I thought 'grown ups' knew all the answers and life magically becomes easy. Guess what? I want to be a kid again! lol

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      If ever I get over my agoraphobia, I will fly up to NY--which if I survived making such a trip, I may suggest something other than coffee. Smiles.

      Hugs to you, too.


      J Houck,

      Thank you so much! You can go to Amazon and watch the first episode for free. Of course, I know how busy your life check it out when you can.


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      J Houck 

      5 years ago

      Nicely done! I'm not even familiar with the show.

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      5 years ago from New York

      Okay, you brought tears to my eyes now. That was such a beautiful thing to say Kim, thank you. I too feel very close to you and I think we've got very similar spirits and understand each other. I'm so very grateful to have met you here and you've definitely got a lifelong friend in me. (If ever I get over my fear of people, I'll have to make a trip down to NC and we'll have that coffee... lol)

      Hugs sweetie!

      Have a wonderful evening!


    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Good Morning Friends,

      And what a good morning you have made for me. Such a delightful surprise to sign on and see all these comments.


      Spread your wings anytime, and I am always so glad when your wings bring you here. I feel a very close connection with you. I feel like if we sat down for coffee, it would feel so natural. You bring so much into my life with your writing and with your support. I appreciate the vote/share.


      You are such a charming young man! With so many hubs under your belt in such a short period of time, #50 has probably long lost its gleam--unlike our luciferin-producing beetles--maybe one reason I changed my profile pic. Smiles. My dear sir, I hope what's left of the weekend is lovely for you, too.

      Marlin 55,

      So glad to know there are others who have watched the show and are enjoying it as much as me. Thank you for saying that I captured the essence of the show.


      God Bless You My Dear Friend. Thank you for the vote and share.


      Always happy when you stop by. Thank you for your kind words.


      So nice to see you. Thanks for calling my poem, "inspiring." Forgive my ignorance, but what does the "FB" stand for?


      While it has been a long time ago and not sure it is even done any more--even around here--but, I was Baptized in the river. Thanks for using "High-impact style" in describing my poem.

      My Super Best to All of You!


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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      High-impact style with much wisdom in your message. I have always loved the imagery of going to the river for salvation/rebirth/cleansing/renewal. ~Lurana

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Inspiring. Just in time for my Sunday FB. thank you

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      great hub ..Kim

      love the tribute to the One .. powerful .. with meaning..!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Kim,

      What a powerful message here in your amazing poem.


      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Marlin 55 

      5 years ago from USA

      Great Kim! I loved it. When I saw this I knew that I had to read it. I love watching the program, it's one of my favorites, And thank you for sharing your great poem that sums is all up very well.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Some insightful verse you've written Kim about getting things right with The Man With The Plan, and reconciliation, and forgiveness. The photo is spectacular, and the ' Rectify show ' ( season 2 which you linked) looks intriguing.I noticed that you've changed your profile pic - is that another lightning bug? Those babies sure do glow through even the blackest darkness....

      Have a lovely weekend, and best wishes to you.

      Yours Sincerely,


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      5 years ago from New York

      Sweet Kim,

      I've been thinking of you the last few days and wondered if I've been missing a new hub of yours or if you were due to publish another one. I saw your name come in and I flew, really... with wings opened wide!

      This is beautiful and fitting through all moments in life, but I particularly appreciate it now. Really Kim, you have no idea how much I can connect with this right now. I love how you repeated rectify, acknowledging it's importance. What a wonderful write and it's just perfect!

      Voted all kinds of things and sharing too!

      Hugs dear!



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