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week 674 ~ step softly on the past

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step softly on the past
for as you walk ahead
you balance on the last

true thing you touched don’t blast
the memories instead
step softly on the past

you need it for ballast
to mitigate your dread
you balance on the last

teetering you’ve amassed
the will to grasp a thread
step softly on the past

that book of stories passed
on passed by all pleas pled
you balance on the last

adventure dreams forecast
answers that haven’t fled
step softly on the past
you balance on the last

Written by mairmusic

October 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm

Posted in September, villanelle

week 672 ~ a time to think about

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a time to think about
how the world spins today
a time to blot dreams out

a time to cry to shout
hard to refrain they say
a time to think about

this mess but my hideout
beckons don’t go that way
a time to blot dreams out

easier to hide from doubt
when the future’s in play
a time to think about

nothing a news blackout
would work hold facts at bay
a time to blot dreams out

I am too small to rout
disaster push away
a time to think about
a time to blot dreams out

Written by mairmusic

September 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm

week 665 ~ time stops so we move on

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time stops so we move on
separately ahead
accounts now overdrawn

sleepy dreams on the lawn
should be a sign instead
time stops so we move on

but where can it have gone
unheeded or misread
accounts now overdrawn

the mist of quiet dawn
o’er takes us still in bed
time stops so we move on

conclusions have been drawn
worrying a loose thread
accounts now overdrawn

desperation’s upon
us have we been misled
time stops so we move on
accounts now overdrawn

Written by mairmusic

July 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Posted in July, villanelle

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week 663 ~ in the company

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in the company
of those I love well
of my family

I rest happily
for this brief sweet spell
in the company

of laughter silly
games red zinfandel
of my family

I dream most nights see
their faces to dwell
in the company

of those who love me
too a carousel
of my family

that twirls in 3-D
beyond our farewell
in the company
of my family

Written by mairmusic

July 20, 2021 at 11:57 am

Posted in July, villanelle

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week 658 ~ in a blaze of light

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in a blaze of light
rest expectantly
all things will be right

freedom’s within sight
look ahead you’ll see
in a blaze of light

what you’ve missed the blight
recedes breathe freely
all things will be right

damaged by our plight
seeking recovery
in a blaze of light

blindsided by flight
at times still shaky
all things will be right

the future shines bright
indefinitely
in a blaze of light
all things will be right

Written by mairmusic

June 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm

Posted in June, villanelle

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week 644 ~ bright lights close her eyes

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bright lights close her eyes
squint out at the world
I’m ok she lies

spring from winter flies
windy night unfurled
bright lights close her eyes

head down she still tries
dodging troubles hurled
I’m ok she lies

still her answer buys
time through dangers swirled
bright lights close her eyes

though she sometimes cries
in dread’s cocoon curled
I’m ok she lies

snow melts pavement dries
questions answers twirled
bright lights close her eyes
I’m ok she lies

Written by mairmusic

March 2, 2021 at 12:51 pm

week 637 ~ I dream a room full of friends

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I dream a room full of friends
where everybody’s laughing
I’ve no idea how it ends

as the arc of history bends
times ripe for photographing
I dream a room full of friends

some needing to make amends
shake off the tears life’s gaffs bring
I’ve no idea how it ends

demon pandemic upends
careful choreographing
I dream a room full of friends

who never did follow trends
now brought low by some daff thing
I’ve no idea how it ends

creativity depends
on how high luck’s bent staff swings
I dream a room full of friends
I’ve no idea how it ends

Written by mairmusic

January 20, 2021 at 3:32 pm

week 266 ~ where there is love and family

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where there is love and family
there we can walk ahead with grace
acceptance with humility

though lacking in stability
progressing at a stumbling pace
where there is love and family

there’s no impossibility
or obstacle we cannot face
acceptance with humility

knowing we’ll never truly see
what lies ahead we find our place
where there is love and family

owning our culpability
granting ourselves some breathing space
acceptance with humility

as we lay down our burdens free
of tears for all we can’t replace
where there is love and family
acceptance with humility

Written by mairmusic

November 1, 2020 at 1:44 pm

week 610 ~ I step out gently

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I step out gently
is now the right time
to reinvent me

and consequently
is the right path rhyme
I step out gently

while incidently
evening falls sublime
to reinvent me

a twig once bent free
of restraints may climb
I step out gently

listen intently
music’s a lifeline
to reinvent me

to represent the
ghostly pantomime
I step out gently
to reinvent me

Written by mairmusic

July 25, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Posted in June, villanelle

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week 608 ~ believe them unless

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believe them unless
you refuse to see
fear might be timeless

it’s anyone’s guess
no wishes come free
believe them unless

you’ve strength to address
fate’s trajectory
fear might be timeless

if still through this mess
roads lead to safety
believe them unless

you’re denied access
by uncertainty
fear might be timeless

hopes keen in distress
sacred possibly
believe them unless
fear might be timeless

Written by mairmusic

July 3, 2020 at 2:47 pm