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Posts Tagged ‘uncertainty

week 648 ~ exactly when and how

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exactly when and how
isn’t known yet or where
we’ll see soon just not now
exactly when and how
we’ll escape and allow
life back in waiting there
exactly when and how
isn’t known yet or where

Written by mairmusic

March 27, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Posted in March, rondeau

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week 631 ~ clipping branches

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clipping branches
and raking leaves
take no chances
clipping branches
time advances
as we all grieve
clipping branches
and raking leaves

Written by mairmusic

December 5, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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

week 579 ~ wanting to stop time

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wanting to stop time
suspend the future
like a nursery rhyme

or scene of a crime
a misplaced suture
wanting to stop time

or at least to climb
out of false nurture
like a nursery rhyme

walking a thin line
trying to endure
wanting to stop time

promising sublime
results rendered pure
like a nursery rhyme

through encroaching grime
though there’s no real cure
wanting to stop time
like a nursery rhyme

Written by mairmusic

November 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm

Week 526 ~ I’m not entirely sure what’s still left

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I’m not entirely sure what’s still left
ahead traveling this road so many
years the future doesn’t have the same heft
it once did the fact of mortality
casts a long shadow mysteriously
unclear about when the end will arrive
or how predictable or suddenly
gone the simple fact of being alive
no longer to be taken for granted
struggling in these uncertain times to be
fully engaged nurture the seeds planted
years ago or sprouting more recently
to be proud of the life I’ve lived so far
yet watch it go the final door ajar

Written by mairmusic

December 5, 2018 at 7:19 am

Posted in November, sonnet

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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 379 ~ the timid change stripes so quickly

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me.379the timid change stripes so quickly
as if in reaction to what
seems too good to be theirs a gut
feeling that unexpectedly
bounces hard when dropped certainty
is in short supply and bad days
circle back bite the hand that stays
outstretched so curl up in a ball
blast through denial block recall
don’t ask why there can’t be always

Written by mairmusic

January 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Posted in decima, January

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week 280 ~ excursions into philosophy

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they didn’t understand how she
washed up on this shore hadn’t they
placed her in the perfect life stay-
ing forever was assumed see-
ing her so battered here newly
displaced required updating
the prognosis perhaps leaving
their entire planned excursion
into philosophy undone
had it really been for nothing

they dust the pieces off and
place them back on the board she was
a mystery that gave them pause
but one they’d work to understand

I am not happy with my writing at this point. So I am returning to my decima novel based on Edward Hopper paintings, written for NaNoWriMo a few years ago. Here’s the painting. Enjoy!

Written by mairmusic

February 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

week 192 ~ when you’ve done all you can do

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when you’ve done all you can do
then it’s time to simply stand
let the music see you through
when you’ve done all you can do
hoping your pathway is true
though life willful won’t be planned
when you’ve done all you can do
then it’s time to simply stand

Written by mairmusic

June 14, 2012 at 10:10 am