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Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Week 1 - "May I just say"

May I just say:
How wonderful is May,
that in-between world
between spring and summer
epitomized by May poles -
children dancing, weaving
round and round...
like a metaphor for time.
May I just say:
How wonderful their play,
that innocent reflection
of the world today,
dancing in rhythm,
spinning in time,
weaving in colour
with life so divine.
May I just say:
What a beautiful way to pray,
With music and dancing,
creativity in motion,
like lives intertwining,
lives touch,
we greet each other briefly
and share moments,
before continuing the dance
of life’s celebration.

© Laura Crean April 2015

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Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Like "metaphor for time" very much (and the rest of the poem, of course)!

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Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
Thank you Clarissa - I was quite pleased with it too LOL

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Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
I know this is cheating a little bit and I will add a newly composed poem at some point this week, but this one fitted the theme so I thought I would add it. It is from my poetry book "A Lifetime of Reflections" which is like a little autobiography in poetry:

I wrote this poem for an English lesson on bullying at age 14 and I’m sure if I remember rightly,
my music class chose to use it for our class composition,
which I believe I wrote the music for as well.


I could still see him through my watery eyes,
I felt for him, he was in disguise.
What a masquerade his life must be,
but although I hurt, inside he was soft I could see.

His friends in the crowd were cheering him on,
as if he were on stage singing a song.
My whole life flashed before my eyes,
maybe it was me who was in disguise.

I think after that I must have blacked out,
because I awoke to hear him shout,
"You've killed her you fool!" the voice was clear,
"No time to cry now, just leave her here!"

The footsteps died.
The bully had cried
for me, the victim of the raid,
I was right, he was living a deadly masquerade.

© 2011 Laura Crean

message 5: by Laura (last edited May 11, 2015 05:38AM) (new)

Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
It's not a true story by the way! I was bullied but not to that extent.

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Clarissa Simmens | 64 comments Very powerful. Also, although the poem is not exactly true, I do believe that peer pressure has a lot to do with bullying and many may not want to do it, but do, of course...

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Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
yes that's true Clarissa - I suppose it does say a lot about peer pressure. And of course it is still a pressure people feel in adulthood - maybe more in some cases. We all want to fit in I suppose.

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Laura Crean | 246 comments Mod
I'm sorry that it's all gone quiet - I've been busy with basically just daily routine stuff. It's a shame that everyone else has gone quiet too. I'd love to hear some more poems - perhaps I should add another theme to inspire you all?

How about walking - any variation like pathways/ feet/shoes/ racing etc. I'll leave it up to you to find your way LOL

The Road Less Travelled

If ever you are in some doubt
About your life’s direction
Take a large step back
And make a new connection
To all that makes you who you are
And to all those lives you have touched
It seems you have come so very far
And achieved so much.
If you observed your own life’s journey
From a different point of view
I am sure you would see the difference
You have made to other lives by just simply being you.
Sometimes the road’s a long one
With many obstacles along the way
You have met a fair few crossroads
And had many tolls to pay
I know the ways not always clear
and you often may get lost
but just think of all those you hold most dear
and not of how much it has cost
Then start to plan a new journey
And this time take the scenic route.
Don’t be in such a hurry
Don’t follow the traffic just to suit
Another who tries to point the way
It might not be right for you
Taking the road less travelled
May have a nicer view.
© 2002 Laura Crean

(not a new one I'm afraid)

Hope you are all having a good week

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