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-- Brad Delong

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Haiku Wednesday - Contemplation

When contemplating,
Do you look backward, or with
Hope - to the future?

Something I contemplate a lot is the attitudes people have toward politics. The differences in mind-set between progressives and regressives (what conservatives have degenerated into) are stark, and to a large extent, unbridgeable.

How you answer the question in my haiku above has a pretty good chance of identifying your political stance.

Join the fun!


Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Look back only to learn from your mistakes, and then look forward and see how to use that knowledge wisely.

I'm a Canadian Liberal ;)

It will be interesting to see what other answers you get, my friend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Bing (PinkLady) said...

it depends on my mood or what caused me to reflect in the first place. i agree with jenn's view. if we do need to look back, it should only be to learn from our mistakes. nothing more.

brilliant haiku, jazzbumpa!

Contemplation (Haiku)