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week 459 ~ solemnity of sacred space

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solemnity of sacred space
cool against the swirl of commerce
forcing thoughts to pause we immerse
ourselves honor this ancient place
of prayer and hope the fame we chase
fades we breathe and can simply be
for a moment here lost but free
to reflect allow gratitude
to fill us and in solitude
acknowledge the joy of beauty

Written by mairmusic

July 29, 2017 at 2:43 am

week 458 ~ transient

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transient
passing through
paths now bent
transient
most time spent
without you
transient
passing through

Written by mairmusic

July 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

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week 453 ~ like an old-fashioned photograph

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like an old-fashioned photograph
family faded by sunlight
we gather briefly here despite
distances for a snapshot laugh
-ing hoping to choreograph
the automatic timer on
the camera to capture joy drawn
on our faces salt from the sea
still on our lips reality
fusing us in time passing gone

Written by mairmusic

July 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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

Written by mairmusic

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