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#246661 - 08/26/08 08:15 PM playing with blocks
MarkK Offline
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            I have all these blocks.


carefully, so carefully
one on top of the other
I place them
like treasures
and my shelter takes form

until it gets kicked down

so I find a better place
ground more level
and no one else around
but it's lonely
so I knock the blocks down
and move on

I find a friend
and together we build
the very bestest of walls
tremendous
big, so big

then he kicks it down
cuz, well really,
he only wanted to play a little while
and now he knows
how he wants his blocks to be
so he don't need me

I'm just in the way

so he takes his blocks
elsewhere
and make his own things

I don't know if I have the strength
to try building
anymore

But ...


            I have all these blocks.


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#246662 - 08/26/08 08:37 PM Re: playing with blocks [Re: MarkK]
king tut Offline
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Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: MarkK

But ...


            I have all these blocks.


wow, that is powerful stuff, that is a really positive message, i'm not going to forget this one

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#246663 - 08/26/08 08:41 PM Re: playing with blocks [Re: king tut]
MarkK Offline
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a POSITIVE message??????????????????????

ok, it's definite - i have lost it completely


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#246696 - 08/26/08 11:27 PM Re: playing with blocks [Re: MarkK]
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yes positive to me, because it is not only similar to Trish's signature line of falling down ten times and standing up 11, but it is about seeing what you have and what you can make of it, and the last line gives the sense of a liberation of a new begining- to me the blocks represent more positive things, and it is an almost exciting imagery to me, somebody sitting there and then looking around and realising, hey, i do still have all these blocks, what can i do with this, i don't know maybe i am crazy lol. and you say you don't know if you have any strength to build any more, but then you see the blocks, and it's like a eureka moment, you can build anything

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#246737 - 08/27/08 09:56 AM Re: playing with blocks [Re: king tut]
MarkK Offline
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ok ... not the way i was thinking when i wrote it - but definitely a valid way of seeing it.

thanx for the different viewpoint!


M


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#250127 - 09/18/08 05:51 AM Re: playing with blocks [Re: MarkK]
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This is what I really like about this forum. You can come in and see how a poem can be written from one perspective and yet be seen in a very different way by someone else. Lots to think about, eh?

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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