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week 443 ~ it enters through the backdoor of my mind

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it enters through the backdoor of my mind
music sneaking in plans to occupy
falling out of its pocket no use try
-ing to pretend it won’t win even blind
men see its power pushing me ahead
on a path I can’t help but follow though
it seems to lead where no one sane would go
I press on relentlessly nearly dead
on my feet who knows the reason for my
obsession with this quest perfection won’t
ever be mine but regardless I don’t
stop to read the reasons I shouldn’t try
for love and hope promise to purge my sins
completely as the melody begins

Written by mairmusic

April 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

week 433 ~ no one can sleep through an apostrophe

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me-433no one can sleep through an apostrophe
woke me up scribbled it down pondering
what the dream meant let’s do it inferring
action it’s my responsibility
ownership the women’s march where we’ve drawn
a line in the sand thrown down hope’s gauntlet
they’re lying still but we’ll never forget
the disregarded facts we’ll carry on
fighting for our lives as we want to go
on living them ownership and action
it’s time we’re ready they’ve gone too far done
terrible things but there’s still time to sow
truth’s words like Johnny Appleseed along
our way our revolution’s roots grow strong

Written by mairmusic

January 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

week 427~ pragmatically you let go of your dreams

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me-xxpragmatically you let go of your dreams
and hope they will hover somewhere close by
that’s not as impossible as it seems
adversity may teach them how to fly
and you’ll get to visit once in awhile
brush off cobwebs recalculate orbits
or if you have a moment maybe dial
their number listen to the phone ring it’s
hard to hang up but there’s real work to do
life heavy with responsibilities
rides your shoulders and owing others you
keep your head down perhaps the wise man sees
value in patience but don’t wait too long
to grab the wheel and drive your own song

Written by mairmusic

December 23, 2016 at 9:48 am

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week 420 ~ as I reflect on all that I can see

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me-421as I reflect on all that I can see
knowing there’s so much more invisible
now but poised waiting down the road for me
I toast the kindness of grace my cup full
of life’s bounty as it’s turned out to be
and I wouldn’t trade the incredible
sirens’ song that brought me here finally
to accept time’s gravitational pull
for love desire sorrow even pain
have gifts to share treasures that still remain
as my heart ever vigilant dreams on
tracing the faint line evidently drawn
by music long ago and far away
its mystery anticipating this day

Written by mairmusic

November 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm

week 415 ~ when the fat lady finally does sing

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me-415when the fat lady finally does sing
will you be ready for what happens next
or lost in a maze of doubts lingering
be derailed by inattention perplexed
to find too few optimistic choices
looking ahead to the distant side of
now past your option to turn back voices
of others muddle the air breathe let love
place a cool towel on your forehead and dream
of a future without regret you can
find a way through even when the odds seem
stacked against winning the hard race you ran
hear her song know that possibilities
abound tilt your face sunward feel the breeze

Written by mairmusic

September 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

week 413 ~ floating toward the exit door take me

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me-413floating toward the exit door take me
far from this opera forever more
make me pack my bags buy my ticket soar
far as far as I can finally see
an empty calendar with days weeks free
to laugh write sleep hum I want to grab for
the brass ring to unfurl my dreams before
asking if they’ll find room to grow to be
ready for whatever uncharted course
might reveal itself before it’s too late
before the entrenched path closes off all
other options to explore maybe force
a new ending for my story if fate
abhors a vacuum catch me as I fall

Written by mairmusic

September 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm

week 409 ~ Brazil twines its tendrils around my heart

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me.409Brazil twines its tendrils around my heart
caught immersed in a wash of color sound
dreaming of there languishing here it’s bound
to draw a sigh I always feel a part
of Rio piercing my soul when music
withers so far from its ancestral well
of inspiration displaced ghosts don’t tell
their story as beautifully I pick
an option and carry on stoically
replacing fleeting dreams with concrete chores
the laundry will be done living abhors
a vacuum and simplicity suits me
I’ll still be here when Rio reappears
to benevolently assuage my fears

 

Written by mairmusic

September 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm