MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Will you ever reach Bora?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Aware

by Truedessa and Blue

This is life. 
This is the life we lead. 
Make the best of it, Truedessa Dear. 
It may not be perfect but it is ours. 
It is a once in a life-time opportunity 
to breathe and to love. 
Can you hear the waves touch the shore? 
Can you feel the wind on your shoulders? 
Are you aware that you are here?

This is life.
We are the stars of our show.
Let’s shine with delight, Blue Dear.
Traveling through times of darkness,
we still gravitate towards the light.
Life is a gift, we need to unwrap its splendor
breath to breath, heart to heart, love to love.
Can you see beyond the sunburst horizon?
Can you taste the rain on a cloudy day?
Are you aware that I am still waiting?

Yes, I'm aware, so unaware. 
I'm standing on a cliff just listening, 
hoping you can sense my voice
and hear the thoughts I'm sending. 
I'm aware, so unaware, 
so reaching out to you, to life. 
This is my only shot 
and it feels good. 
Can you see the generations still to come, 
the generations that once were? 
Are you aware that you are time 
and this is now? 

Yes, I am aware, very aware.
I feel you signaling through space
tuning my radar into your frequency.
Life is about taking chances, finding
you still believe in dreams come true.
I can see the generations still to come,
I can see the generations that once were,
they have left their prints in the world.
I am aware that the only time is now—
it is what defines us in this moment.
Are you aware, of my voice in the night?
Are you aware I see beyond what is here?

I hear you.
You are the song beyond the fog. 
The tune beyond the lies. 
The sound I hear when fear takes hold of me,
when the weight of my insignificance
is more than I can bear. 
Oh I'm aware. 
Please don't go. 
Please don't say I'm gone. 
Not just yet. 
This is life. 
This is now. 
I want to smile.

I see you on the rocky cliff
your thoughts drifting towards me
in the heart of the sea an unsung song
untethered, weightless born to fly
your existence significant, believe me
it's true...
Oh, I am aware
Please don't go
Please don't say good-bye
Not today, not tomorrow
today is a new day
hang on to life
hang on to now
allow yourself to
smile, Dear Blue

Can you feel me, in that place of blue?



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62 comments:

  1. Hang on, Blue!
    That was really amazing you two. I think with the right music, those would be awesome lyrics.

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    1. We've both not been feeling too well, what with everyone sneezing and coughing around us to our heart's content (yah), so we had to give ourselves some extra power by jotting down a thought or two. Thanks, Alex. Wish I could play the guitar like you.

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    2. I could play and you two could sing!

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    3. Get that autotune ready and those earplugs, too. Speaking for myself, of course :)

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  2. Wow.
    This collaboration is poignant and beautiful. And I suspect speaks to many of us.
    Thank you both - with hopes for many, many smiles for Blue.

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    1. True and I like to speak our mind (which in my case is not always to be recommended haha). She is an inspiration. Thank you, too.

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    2. Thank you for reading our words! I guess we just had something to say.

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  3. Sure a grand collaboration indeed
    One that would be grand to some tunes at your feed
    Words just rise up to make one think of that
    At least for the cat
    Smile and keep on a keeping on
    Have to fight for the next dawn
    Even when it's cloudy
    And the humpers next door are getting rowdy lol

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    1. For the extra dawn we'll fight
      Left or right
      Day or night
      Even on a cloudy day
      December or May
      When the humpers keep breaking their bed
      In the process putting an ache in my head haaa
      Well, so it is
      As they're doing the humping biz
      Still beat the dumping biz, you know,
      At the Kitty Cat Show

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  4. Oh my gosh. You two did an amazing job on this. It's very moving. Your writing compliments each other.

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    1. So it gets the Janie Junebug stamp of approval?

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  6. A duet between Truedessa and you - I love it!!

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  7. So excellent! Hope your week goes well.

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  8. You two need to get a room LOL

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    1. Get your mind outta the gutter, Dezzzmeister Von Dirtytown and buy me a drink.

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  9. This was absolutely beautiful :)

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  10. It's always much easier to collaborate with someone when you're on the same wavelength, as you two certainly seem to be here.

    Too many good lines from each of you for me to list here!

    Really liked the illustration, too!

    And all I have to do to comment on the "other" blog that featured this poem is do a copy-and-paste. Thanks for making my life easier, haha!

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    1. You're very welcome! Copy and paste... No typing with haste? :)

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    2. Haha I saw what you did Mr Silver Fox

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  11. Wow, I am standing up applauding!!! This was truly beautiful Blue and Truedessa!!! Big Hugs!

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  12. I read this yesterday but was at work and unable to just sit and enjoy it. Came back this morning with my cup of coffee, my lemon biscotti and just enjoyed it. A great way to start my morning. Beautifully written.

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    1. I'm sure your lemon biscotti made my lines more appealing :)

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  13. Blue & Trudessa - this is hauntingly beautiful. I have been feeling quite blue & it sung to my heart space. Thank you. X

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    1. Don't tell me you're blue too.

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    2. Unfortunately I am from time to time. Running helps...

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    3. Thank you ! Keep your running shoes near, maybe you can chase those blues away! I wish you well!

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  14. How melodic and haunting - nice collab, as the kids would say

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    1. If collab makes me sound young, I'm all for it ;) Hello Rooth.

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  15. I thought this was amazing, I really enjoyed it.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  16. This was fantastic you two. I hope you both start feeling better soon.

    Elsie

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  17. Aw, I feel all warm and fuzzy after reading that...

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    1. Good to hear from you again, Lynda.

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    2. Yeah, I've been a bit flighty lately. Still in flighty mode too, so bear with me...grrr (that was the sound a bear makes when it growls...of course). There are reasons.

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    3. I hear ya, Lynda. I'm also impressed by that convincing bear um sound.

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  18. You two make beautiful poetry together ♥

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    1. I still feel we should write a poem, too. You know, about cooking as a metaphor for life. Obviouslt, I suck at cooking, so...

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    3. Your end is going to be great!

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  19. Wow...wow, this is an amazing collaboration. I love how you both responded to each other! I am very impressed specially with you Blue. Didn't know you had that poetic voice in you.

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    1. That's a great compliment coming from you, Grace. Thank you.

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  20. Hi Blue
    tell me true
    how are you?

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    1. Tired. I'm tired. I can't write when I'm tired. All I do is work and sleep. I'm not a happy camper. Some would say I'm... blue :)

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    2. You work too hard Blue
      believe me it's true
      smile, I'm thinking of you

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  21. I love it! you two make this beautiful poem

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