Far Beyond Influence

Push me push you
Topple them
Push together
Stand truer
But only when
One resists
–at least the one–
Truth just might
Topple them

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Regarding the term ‘push’:

Do you more often hear the term, or feel its meaning?

Upon reading Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt today, it occurred to me that I don’t often hear the term spoken. Most often, I see “PUSH” when exiting a business or institutional building.


Vocally—except in such simple, helpful directive as referenced above—it’s not common to need to say it.. That is, unless there exists a pressing matter of need (actual or imagined) for resolve.

Can you think of scenarios in which you’ve experienced the meaning of the word ‘push’? I’d be curious to hear about them. You can comment, or drop a link in comments (perhaps to your own post which uses the term).

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One-Liner Wednesday + Life Poetic “Word of the Day”

Sedulity (in an inspirational nutshell):

Our toys could hurt us and investments might disappoint, but we continue to build upon positive reward through sedulity.


A bit about usage:

While a writer might be interested in use of the word “sedulity” or any of its forms in their narratives or subject matters, they probably wouldn’t use it anywhere else.

Along that vein, a writer who’s writing web content (esp. editor) isn’t likely to use any form of this term, for various reasons—especially in titles and tags. Instead, they would use more common synonyms, such as diligence.

Do what you like, of course.

Forms of the term sedulity:

Sedulous people are not the sedate or sedentary sort. They’re the hardworking types Scottish author Samuel Smiles must have had in mind when he wrote in his 1859 book Self-Help, “Sedulous attention and painstaking industry always mark the true worker.”

Visit Merriam-Webster Dictionary for examples of “sedulous” in sentences

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One-liner written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday:

Second Sight?

The cat’s sibilant warning

like a snake: fair notice

triggers reflex / perception

some 6th sense, shared tele—

kinetic wavelength? Or

strict visual awareness without

our observation . . . completely

instinctual protections

Word prompt: sibilant, by Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt 271 , via Bill at Our Literary Journey

My chosen title, “Second sightcould aptly describe what might be the completely scientific explanation (an extension of our sense of sight) for the paranormal “sixth sense” beyond our 5 known senses of touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing. However, the phrase is distinctly connected to the idea of an often divine, often occult, supernatural 6th sense.

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Oops! I didn’t catch the word count this time, just blasted ahead and ended up with 31 according to auto wc. (26 actual)

**edited to 28 words exactly