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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mag Pie 48: Same Ol' Song...

Photograph by Tess Kincaid
Challenge from Mag Pie Tales

I have hesitated in posting this...because it is so depressing...but it bolted out to me the moment I saw the photograph...

rolling of eyes
heavy sighs
resolutions broken
weary
reading between the lines
same ol' song...

dry eyed memories
of wasted energy
redirection
 slamming doors
promises unkempt
same ol' song...

tears cried
could fill a river
 long since dry as dust.
when does knowing better
 become reality?
same ol' song...

wanting is doing
doing is dedication,
large egos can't compromise...
a couple is two
not one...
same ol' song...

women and men
such polarized opposites...
pulling apart
pushing away
together as strangers...
same ol' song...

oh-- the value of
making impressions...
heightened excitement...
pleasing with motivation...
tarnished by the familiar?
same ol' song...

individuality and stubbornness
lanterns and swords
frustration lords
on barbed words
 listen and ignore
 same ol' song...

knowing is not growing
nimble retreat in empty threats
losing traction
is time the welcome healer?
patience...
same ol' song...

like the notes on
 sheets of music
played tender or twisted
loud or soft
short or long...
same ol' song

thoughts of the past
how it used to be
remembering what made it
commitment is the key
to unlock the distance...
same ol' song...



~dkb~

8 comments:

Reflections said...

Perfect for the prompt! Though a bit of anger highlighting some melancholy... overall great write! Happens that way all too often.

Thisisme. said...

Nice poetry - I liked the stubborn line! You've got a real talent there, Donna.

Tess Kincaid said...

"...commitment is the key to unlock the distance..." I like that.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nice if sad.

gayle said...

Beautiful words!

Donna B said...

Reflections: Magpie challenges with Tess Kincaid's photography, always amazes me the way the poem comes to me from her photography.
I think it was a combination of personal past experience and movies I have seen while laying about being sick.

Thisisme & Tess: Thank you very much.

Laoch: Thank you and I agree, it is sad. I almost did not post it. Thank you also for the Blogbook info.

Gayle: Thank you.

Marylinn Kelly said...

For some of us whose histories this reflects, it seems not so depressing as simply real. There is always regret for what we could not make work. Maybe it is more of the "don't look back, there is nothing to see." xo

Donna B said...

Marylinn: I love that quote..."don't look back, there is nothing to see". I read it on your blog the other day. I like the way you put it, "It seems not so depressing as simply real."...that is what it is...