Tuesday, October 9, 2012

okay--poetry is my thing right now

so many messages out there so many gimmicks and pitches
i turn my ear away-i don't look, but i can recite them, like a child

the choices are too many, like a rainbow full of all the colors, all the shades and mixtures
i sometimes don't want variety, no give me the comforting monotones of existence, until
i don't want that any longer

the gray sky looms over me and tells me gray is sad and yellow is not sad
who told the sky, it was so smart----i guess i did

wealth, youth, my hearts desires, non of these can erase these challenges
and yes, such small insignificant challenges they really are

as i write and omit lines--something i rarely do---i know the knowledge of the questions i pose
but i ask myself, how many times will i come back to this and i full realize that answer is unwanted

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  1. Another thoughtful one. Your poems make me sit back and think.

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    1. that makes me feel, it is all worthwhile--thanks christine :)

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  2. I am glad you chose to write this today!

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    1. awww thanks annmarie--i knew i wanted or needed to write today, although i was aware my last couple of poems seem to sound alike

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  3. This really fits my mood today, but I couldn't have described it near so well as you did.

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    1. i am glad you can relate--although i am sorry you may be feeling like me haha---thanks for the nice compliment susan :)

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  4. That was brilliant and thought provoking indeed.

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  5. "so many messages out there so many gimmicks and pitches
    i turn my ear away-i don't look, but i can recite them, like a child"

    Can't remember breakfast, but I can remember that my "Bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R"

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    1. haha exactly---i hope you are feeling better juli :)

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  6. I question everything, but I know what you mean about not wanting answers.

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    1. or not wanting the answers we have--thanks ms. a :)

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  7. Such an interesting poem. I love it when a poem or any kind of writing makes me stop, listen and think. Very nice!

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    1. thanks monica, i am happy it had that affect on you :)

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  8. I like the line "the gray sky looms over me and tells me gray is sad and yellow is not sad
    who told the sky, it was so smart----i guess i did".

    For some reason, I find it thought provoking and really so true with gray being associated with sadness and yellow happiness.

    Very nicely done!

    betty

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    1. thanks betty--i just started thinking, about how we give our power to so many things and experiences--glad you found it thought provoking :)

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  9. I like your poetry! Keep writing it!

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    1. awww thanks sherry, i think my heart is really with poetry :)

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  10. you're one talented lady! I get sick of having so many choices. LOL
    Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. awwww that is so nice of you to say marie--i know--i sometimes, hate choices--unless i won the lottery and had my choice of everything and anything haha--have a great day :)

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  11. Really liked this one! Thanks for sharing your words and thoughts

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    1. i'm glad you did--thanks for reading :)

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  12. contemplative! expressive! eureka!
    enjoyed reading =)

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    1. haha thanks for the expressive comment tara ;)

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  13. Very nice and evocative! It's funny but for some reason I've been feeling like poetry these days. Yesterday I wrote one that left me crying... It feels so good!

    Never stop writing, Lynn. I love reading you. =)

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    1. i love poetry too--it has always been my start and first love in writing---i would love to read your poem, i am going to go check and see if you have it on your blog---thanks for the encouragement gina, it means a lot :)

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  14. Great poem! You sure do have a way with words! I too long for the comfort of something simple. Not so many choices to overwhelm me. Beautifully put Lynn!

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    1. i am glad you liked it theresa, thanks---i know, it really does tend to overwhelm me too---i just had to make myself get off of pinterest---it's too addictive haha and way too many choices :)

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  15. Lynn, You are such a beautiful writer (and person). Thank you for sharing your poetic words. They really helped me during a day where I'm feeling overwhelmed. I need simplicity, too.
    And thank you so much for your encouraging and prayerful words about Zane. I truly appreciate them and you.

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    1. thank you so much susan, it means so much to me that you feel this way---i know, i am really feeling the need for simplicity more and more---i hope you and zane and all of your family are doing well and just know you are in my thoughts and prayers <3

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  16. I like--very much. Very beautiful. Keep going. :)

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  17. I can relate to the desire for simplicity, too. Sometimes there's just too much stuff going on in the world!

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  18. An insightful poem that longs for quality not quantity! This rings true on so many levels. Julie

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  19. that's a great point!! thanks julie :)

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  20. Very nice, Lynn. This is the way I feel when I go to the grocery store, especially the cereal aisle. Or the paint store to pick out a color for the kitchen. It's all too much.

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    1. omgosh--i so feel it at the grocery store--i am much more comfortable in food lion than say walmart --oh and paint, forget about it--thanks patricia :)

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  21. Nice poem - I sat here and read it through a few times, gathering more meaning each time. I can so relate to feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of choices, that dont' really feel like choices at all.

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    1. that is so true--what a brilliant thing to say--too many choices are not choices!!! thanks katie :)

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  22. I've read this wonderful poem half a dozen times, it is so rich with imagery. I enjoyed it too Lynn, you did well here. Thanks.

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  23. Keep up the poetry, Lynn! You have a serious gift!

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    1. awwww thanks for the encouragement meredith :)

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