Celebrating a Year

week 103 ~ where’s that small island of OK

with 60 comments

where’s that small island of OK
the one we used to occupy
it’s slipped beyond the reach of try
and disappeared into the fray
I thought that I could make it stay
a little longer I wanted
to fix things up a bit instead
chaos grabbed the wheel and neglect-
ing to check the map for direct-
tions shot past the harbor ahead

Written by mairmusic

October 6, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Posted in decima, October

60 Responses

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  1. things get out of hand at times.
    we must follow the flow most of the time…

    Glad that you used to have that island to stay…


    October 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm

  2. Thanks for the participation..
    have fun!

    read the instruction, multiple submission is allowed,

    one poem, 18 comments,
    two poems, 30 comments,
    3 poems, 40 comments…

    no pressure.
    simply letting you know.


    October 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm

  3. where’s that small island of Ok? It is sad when it shoots out past the harbour like that, but sometimes it is for the best I guess. Why settle for ok, when the world is your oyster MM. We all deserve the best.


    October 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    • The idea came from a post I wrote last week about a difficult stretch my mother was going through and the impossibility of saying anything right to her. I missed the stasis of the summer.


      October 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  4. Wonderfully written :D Happy Rally my friend~=P

    RiikaInfinityy 마왕

    October 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm

  5. I know exactly where these words come from…well penned Ms M…happy Rally:) xx


    October 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    • Yes you do! The poem may still need editing, but I posted it anyway. I can poke at it later.


      October 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm

  6. Great photo and fun poem…hopefully things will get under control soon.


    October 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    • Thanks! Fun pic to take to get tree shadow & lawn shadow in the right proportion! I’ll be in MN this time tomorrow, so some things will happen between now & then. Now back to the packing decisions…


      October 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  7. This was brilliant. The island of OK is very small and easy to slide off of. I really enjoyed this poem so much.


    October 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  8. Where is that island of OK…we always seem to lose that island a whole lot of time…even in cases where we are willing to fix things up. Nicely done.


    Emmanuel Ibok

    October 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

  9. This is awesome as it always is.
    i hope you find that island


    October 7, 2010 at 3:52 am

  10. brilliant, I like the playful way you write and your use of enjambment.


    October 7, 2010 at 9:25 am

  11. so did you find the island??

    Im here from Jingle’s rally..
    you can read my poem at


    October 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  12. I am enjoying your various posts. Trisha directed me to your blog. Your way with words is delightful. You have a unique talent. Your poetry is uplifting while at the same time expresses the cares of life. Thank you for sharing.

    Carol Ann Hoel

    October 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank YOU Carol! it feels so good to know my words are connecting. Trisha is the best!


      October 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  13. wow.. what a really nice structure and form! :D the words flow effortlessly, and leave a mark! :D

    My Rally Entry is Here!

    Leo (Leonnyes)

    October 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  14. I like that, it seems simple but deep at the same time.(:

    My Poet Rally Submissions:


    October 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

  15. Where IS that island of OK? I lost it too.

    What a brilliant expression!
    This is now a favorite poem for me!

    My island is now the Island of the Misfit Toys…



    October 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

  16. Our good friend Trisha directed me here today and I look forward to exploring your work more closely.

    Loved your poem on OK!


    October 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

  17. it happens so many time, doesnot it? i believe there is no permanent shangrila in this world, we are small boats in an ocean and it changes its mood in a jiffy.


    October 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

    • Thanks, Trisha, for reading, for your always insightful comment, and for sending folks to my page. You are the best!


      October 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

  18. Nice image to go with an awesome poem.. I loved reading your Rally..

    Fragrance of Friendship

    Happy Rally

    –Someone Is Special–

    Someone Is Special

    October 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

  19. we feel so helpless and it does get so frustrating when things don’t go our way. what a lovely piece, marilynn. :)

    Two Years Ago…


    October 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

  20. OK Island is still there, I think… it’s the swimming around and to it that always takes much of time and effort…here’s hoping the water is warm enough. :) heartspell


    October 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

  21. love that twist as usual..


    October 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

  22. Nice picture and a well crafted poem


    October 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

  23. When you get to the island of OK… invite me over. The one I’m on needs some serious help. XD And when we find Chaos, let’s give it a beating!


    October 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

  24. Good question well poemed. And what an interesting photograph. Nice! :-) Put a smile on my day … even though I have no answer …

    Jamie Dedes

    October 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    • There is no answer. Fun pic to take too– thanks for reading!


      October 11, 2010 at 1:20 am

  25. A nicely done piece, thanks for letting me read it!

    A.B. Thomas

    October 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm

  26. hey! where are you? Your posts and you are being missed very, very much.

    have a beautiful sunday.


    October 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

    • Thanks, Trisha– I’ll be back tomorrow. Many things in the way, mostly good.


      October 11, 2010 at 1:14 am

  27. This was fabulous!
    …and very sad.


    October 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  28. I like this.


    October 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

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