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week 496 ~ I am writing for a future

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I am writing for a future
a time when my voice will be heard
now it’s too bold so not a word
marks the world but that won’t deter
art music love all these infer
a presence as life is passing
by all the paint I can I fling
at the wall sonic graffiti
claws out through the work sets it free
to land somewhere where hopes can sing

Written by mairmusic

April 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Posted in April, decima

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week 475 ~ the spark of inspiration

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the spark of inspiration
fizzles out in damp distrust
by unclear focus undone
the spark of inspiration
lacks stamina to outrun
skepticism though it must
the spark of inspiration
fizzles out in damp distrust

Written by mairmusic

November 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

Week 451 ~ in the museum

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in the museum
time flows many ways
whenever we come
in the museum
it’s carpe diem
the best of all days
in the museum
time flows many ways

Written by mairmusic

July 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Posted in May, rondeau

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week 381 ~ when time has run out for one more chapter

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me.381when time has run out for one more chapter
a final tune another slash of paint
across life’s canvas when we can’t defer
obligations or wishes with a faint
hope that there will always be tomorrow
what then how will it feel to reach the end
and slipping past human grasp or sorrow
enter a place unknown where we can’t bend
events to our will or count on love to
keep us safe or offer up forgiveness
for the times we stopped believing in who
we knew we could have been will someone bless
our memory then despite all we’ve done wrong
and smiling recollect our once brave song

Written by mairmusic

January 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

Posted in January, sonnet

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week 268 ~ I pull the empty space in around me

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me.268I pull the empty space in around me
and begin to fill it with ideas
sorting choices that only I can see
combining fragments of melody as
I walk along humming today unfolds
exactly as it should set to music
bubbling with possibility that holds
my thoughts far longer than any muse stick
to your guns girl don’t let the naysayers
convince you you’re out of place for you know
that first you have to peel back the layers
of confusion so when instinct yells go
you’re ready simple honest that’s the key
to sing your world into what it should be

Written by mairmusic

December 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

Posted in November, Rio, sonnet

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week 261 ~ let’s make peace and give it a chance

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me.261let’s make peace and give it a chance
make dinner and serve it up hot
let’s make love and marry or not
make some babies teach them to dance 

make good music a grand entrance
make time without asking what for
make art make dreams come true and more

make mistakes make amends make tea 

make someone laugh make them happy
let’s make a better world not war

I have been trying to write a poem about peace for my friend Jamie’s “Poets Against War” on her blog Into the Bardo. Everything came out so stilted– no point trying to force the muse– until I was in the airport in Rio thinking about my family and events of the past few weeks, and this decima just popped out. A bit late, Jamie, but heartfelt.

Written by mairmusic

October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm