Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Poem: Where Streets Are Paved With Marble


Quote of the day: 

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again. -Robert Browning 






What If
Demons were angels in a reverse play
And angels were demons for a day

What If
Religion or different gods did not appear
Then we would have to invent them said Voltaire

What If
You woke up as a bird of prey
Becoming a predator to zealots who pray

What If
The sun sets in the east and not the west
And all men became women as a test

What If
You wrestled with your innermost fear
And in the end become something people jeer

What If
Tomorrow you trek under a thunder rumble
Where streets are paved with marble


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This poem was written in second person, and continuing my attempt to write outside my comfort zone. It can be interpreted in different ways. Like art, poetry can change each time you view it. The whole idea came about with the title, with initial thoughts about reversal or roles building up to this poem. It is jagged, raw, unfinished and is a smokescreen to a thousand underlying paths. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!


Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Thelonious Monk- Ruby My Dear


38 comments:

  1. stepping out of your comfort zone is my goal daily ... i try to do that a lot ... i have gotten so shy lately. more than when i was younger that is ... i have never been a really outgoing person ... but it is a thing. lol! ( :

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    1. Beth, I get you completely. Being an introvert it can be overwhelming to be outgoing and blend in. I think at the end of the day being yourself, and loving who you are is the best! Thank you for sharing and its nice of you to visit.

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  2. I enjoyed it! : )

    The way we interpret poetry depends on our mood of the day, the way we feel that particular day. This is just my humble opinion. : )

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    1. Catarina, yes the interpretation is left to the person viewing the work, I fully understand that and I sometimes see things differently even while viewing my own creation. Different days, different emotions as you rightly said. Many thanks for that!

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  3. That is something interestting. Thanks for a new view on those major subject of our life.

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    1. Anna, I am glad you found it interesting enough. In life sometimes one has to embrace the opposite of what they know and understand as truth. Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Some would make things strange if we went all flip and flop.

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    1. Pat, yes indeed, the old ways and norms make the world go round, but in this present day things are changing and always will. Thanks for stopping by, and greetings!

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  5. Very nice, and thank you for the notes on my blog. :)

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  6. I love the part with the sun set and men becoming women.

    It speaks to going outside one's comfort zone so beautifully.

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  7. Crikey B, these 'what ifs' could cause a bit of an uproar 😊 but I do agree that going out of one's comfort zone can achieve amazing results.

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  8. I enjoyed your poem, especially the what if scenarios. :)

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  9. It is a lovely poem. A bit of fantasy is good for the brain.

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  10. Beautiful poem. Love the rawness.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. Creative photo and poem ~ the reality of the positive and negative and how it changes in a nano second ~ thanks ~ ^_^

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  12. Interesting--now I have to ponder the various meanings

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  13. You really made me think as I envisioned each proposed scenario. Oh, what a topsy-turvy world this presents! Very creative!

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  14. Oh yes very thought provoking, it does make you think of the end results of switching complete opposites, those stairs are really interesting.

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  15. I like it!
    Sitting down and plotting 'what if' scenarios used to be one of my favourite pastimes.

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  16. Lots of food for thought. Life is a 'what if?', where we always wonder what might have been.

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  17. There are a lot of ways to take this. The world of "What if's"

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  18. A fascinating stroll through the realm of imagination!

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  19. I wonder how many of us would have our eyes opened by experiencing a role reversal?

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  20. "What If" is a very puzzling question for me if you go with the "if" what have you lost along with the gain.
    That said I like your writing very much.
    I write haiku. They make me stop and think and be.
    Love your music choices. For many years I added what ever music I was listening to my posts. Just stopped doing that a few weeks ago. I went back to read some of your post and enjoyed your music choices.

    cheers, parsnip, thehamish and fergus

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  21. That is a lovely inspiring poem.. u shud keep writing.. have a great day!

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  22. It's good to try new things. I think your poem is a success!

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  23. Very good! Interesting to contemplate those contrasts. We should all try a bit of empathy.

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  24. What if… Always a thought provoking question.

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  25. There is always a lot of "what ifs" going on in our mind. Have a good day!

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  26. That's really a great question to ask ourselves daily, which can push us to do more to improve ourselves. Great post!

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  27. such a beautiful poem, everyday we are faced with the question of what if.... i loved it.

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  28. Beautiful and interesting poem! Facing doubt is an everyday challenge, but in my opinion jump into new adventures is even one of the most fun and interesting thing to do in life! :)
    XO
    S
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  29. This didn't feel raw to me. I was quite taken by it. The stanza:
    " What If
    You wrestled with your innermost fear
    And in the end become something people jeer"
    reminded me of our (the U.S.) president. I wonder if that is what makes him act the way he does. In essence, this is not just a "flip-flop," or role reversal, it is also a taste of psychology in action. It's a great poem.

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  30. Your poems are wonderful and this one made the think. How do you come up with such fascinating thoughts and ideas? Your muse really inspires you. :) Erika

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  31. What if I woke up and all my dreams came true
    What if I fell asleep to never dream...

    What if I took a chance
    What if we had that one dance

    peace, light and love

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