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week 444 ~ with bags of cash and no manners

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with bags of cash and no manners
they stormed into the hallowed halls
where truth once mattered crass outlaws
bent on stealing our souls banners
proclaimed decency defunct curs
with stone hearts swindled elections
stabbed innocent expectations
for life and liberty to death
now we fight back ‘til our last breath
to bar the future’s destruction

the first line is a quote from Laurence Ferlinghetti

Written by mairmusic

April 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

week 441 ~ a world of music beckons me

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a world of music beckons me
I enter with my mandolin
and sturdy travelers we begin
our trek through many lifetimes see
the path unfurl its history
of jongleurs lutes sad serenades
courtiers barbers renegades
we follow hoping they somehow
knew that we would and somewhere bow
acknowledging our accolades

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March 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

week 440 ~ it’s time I headed to Rio

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it’s time I headed to Rio
I’ve been away for far too long
rekindle the lost spark of song
I found so very long ago
if it’s still waiting I won’t know
until I leave comfortable
behind and give in to the pull
of wanderlust crazy to heed
the call but this is what I need
to drink in choro ‘til I’m full

Written by mairmusic

March 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

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week 437~ a refugee from nevermore

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a refugee from nevermore
I need a place to hide away
when there is nothing left to say
when no one’s asking what it’s for
truth hid and someone locked the door
there where we once had hope could trust
before disaster now the dust
settles we hardly look up from
our trouble so much still could come
we move ahead because we must

Written by mairmusic

March 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

week 434 ~ the conscience of America

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me-434the conscience of America
has put on its shoes it’s marching
in cities big and small watching
events become barbaric a
travesty of justice kick the
lion prod the bully stand strong
in the face of everything wrong
it’s our country land of the free
so defend truth with bravery
to make this a place we belong

Written by mairmusic

February 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

week 429 ~ farewell 2016 you

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me-429farewell 2016 you
don’t leave us better off happy
to see you go though what will be
is unknown still and scary to
kick you out loudly holler shoo
does give us some satisfaction
you took too many musician
composers left daft billionaires
to lead us as the future stares
down dreams at least we know you’re done

Written by mairmusic

December 31, 2016 at 3:04 pm

week 425 ~ what is important really think

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what is important really think
hard because obsessing about
everything is madness no doubt
kid it will drive you to the brink
of terminal confusion drink
if you must but close your eyes at
the end of the day knowing that
it’s not all up to you no sir
fix what you can then demur
and slip offstage tipping your hat

Written by mairmusic

December 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm