Sometimes one of the hardest things to do, in my life at least, is to abandon or detach myself from an ideal I’ve held for a long time. I can think of at least a few times when I have been smacked right in the face with a reality that didn’t align with the way I thought I understood it. Releasing my wrong perception  and embracing the correct vantage isn’t always an easy thing to do – for some folks it’s unthinkable, impossible even. But as we travel this road of life we will come to these crossroads and where we choose to “go” when we do oftentimes will define, or redefine, our lives. Letting go isn’t easy, even when it’s the right thing to do. 


Bonded to the ways
Instilled by our forefathers 
Detach from wrong roads 

Traditions from the Old Guard
Don’t make them absolute truths 

This tanka (and entire post) was inspired by the Carpe Diem Haiku challenge #705, Debonding (or detaching). 

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