Celebrating a Year

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week 438 ~ friends rescue us

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friends rescue us
when we lack joy
without much fuss
friends rescue us
angst to destroy
friends rescue us
when we need joy

Written by mairmusic

March 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

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week 430 ~ we will get through this locally

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me-430we will get through this locally
with family and friends we love hold
that thought their hands the laughter bold
action together stand tall we
are smarter and steadfast surely
we can take down the rude pompous
bully who dares rule never us
no sir we’re ready to resist
coercion punch back and insist
on truth so start the wild rumpus

“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Written by mairmusic

January 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm

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week 378 ~ here together happily

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here together happily
we will close this old year down
joyful friends and family
here together happily
misfortune you plainly see
has left us nary a frown
here together happily
we will close this old year down

Happy 2016 to all you readers here as well!

Written by mairmusic

January 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

week 323 ~ open the box marked christmas past with care

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me.323open the box marked christmas past with care
for childhood joys and missing friends you’ll find
with memories the lost-forever kind
that lie waiting to trip you up beware
or reconcile yourself to linger there
amidst unsorted photos of the mind
and laughter packed in odd-shaped boxes lined
with longing or regret for you can’t stare
them down reliably sometimes they just
wash over whatever happiness you
have since accrued there’s no way to predict
so pause until tears pass away then trust
tomorrow to sweep you beyond conflict
toward dreams love has power to renew

Written by mairmusic

December 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

February 23, 2013

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2.23.13Friends are the saving grace of one’s life, and mine are constantly grabbing hold of my coattails as I am about to jump off the top of a tall building or sink inexorably into the quicksand of my emotional life. Talking, laughing, sometimes drinking, sometimes pushing, often just being there, they add perspective from their more-distant vantage points, their own pathways, and their love. And we return the favor when it’s our turn. We would all surely be lost without our friends.

Written by mairmusic

February 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

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