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week 476 ~ magnets like words without meaning

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magnets like words without meaning
will either attract or repel
significant verbs missing tell
false stories obliquely leaning
as the hearer intervening
knocks them off course into a slot
unintended or perhaps not
for propaganda is wily
as it upends reality
and truth often misses its shot

Written by mairmusic

December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

week 473 ~ as life swirls around I reach out

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as life swirls around I reach out
snatch blindly through the empty air
not sure what I hope to find there
or why I’m here and looking shout
and the words bounce back full of doubt
neither brave nor foolish I start
off no certainty in my heart
hoping action confers purpose
the path abandoned treacherous
this story heads for its next part

Written by mairmusic

November 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm

week 468 ~ I wish I truly felt that way

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I wish I truly felt that way
it would be so much easier
to sleep at night to dream infer
peace from silence ignore decay
be hopeful keep the dark at bay
hold onto evening visualize
what never despite many tries
becomes in the end actual
though nothing’s inevitable
there’s sorrow when I close my eyes

Written by mairmusic

October 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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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