Celebrating a Year

week 118 ~ if your plate falls off the table

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if your plate falls off the table
gather up the pieces one could
be interesting if you should
lose your music you’re still able
to play because your head is full
of notes and if fate blows a hole
in your dreams don’t think someone stole
the future think what’s next a pure
heart will carry you on though you’re
still picking shrapnel from your soul

Written by mairmusic

January 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

Posted in decima, January

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  1. I sing this song when i lose some work these days, i no longer brood but pick up a fresh page and start writing it in a new way :)


    January 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    • Yes, even if the old path was the best ever, when it disappears there will still be another, and who knows if it will prove interesting unless you move ahead.


      January 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

  2. Cute poem! Festive! Great photo, too. Blessings…

    Carol Ann Hoel

    January 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

  3. love the rhythms,
    what a fun read.
    Happy Rally…
    Glad to see you in,


    January 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

  4. “be interesting if you should lose your music”?
    interesting, and also a big nightmare.
    oops, but pardon me, i gotta go pick some shrapnel.
    (very nice images!)


    January 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

  5. Oooo, I like! ‘…picking shrapnel from your soul…’
    I’m ducking pieces of plate!


    January 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

  6. thats a beautiful write :D and a lovely capture


    January 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

  7. I, too, love the “picking shrapnel from your soul” line. You look very happy – in your element, in your soul’s home.

    Hope your friends were/are okay.


    January 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    • Yes they are, thank you. And I don’t exactly know where I am just now, but it has got me thinking, never a bad thing.


      January 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

  8. Ah..I love the part about “think what’s next” so easy for one to sit and stew about the past.


    January 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

  9. OMW…scrapnel from your soul…never heard that before…it is just so beautiful!! Really enjoyed this. oxo


    January 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm

  10. hope all is well there!


    January 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

  11. “if fate blows a hole
    in your dreams don’t think someone stole
    the future”

    I like this line…this is an awesome and inspirational write…very timely for me. Thank you.

    David (1MereMortal)

    January 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

  12. I love this mentality. It reminds me of how I was raised…not to wallow, but to move on…oh well about the plate, perhaps it was a good laugh at least….

  13. thank you for sharing this mair.. congrats to you on your perfect poet award week 37… :)


    January 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

  14. Never lose sight of the good thinks, very nice! Thanks :)


    Life: Between the lines

    January 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  15. I love the opening line of this one–so many places you could take it. And “shrapnel” in the last line brought me back to that opening image, with the pieces of a ceramic plate as the shrapnel. Thanks for sharing this for the rally!

    Julie Laing

    January 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

  16. such true words…i can identify with the imagery so well!

    Amrita Ghosh

    January 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

  17. […] Celebrating A Year: https://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/week-118-if-your-plate-falls-off-the-table/ […]

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