Sunday, July 30, 2017

Who We Are (Supposed to Be)

"Who are we... I don't knoooooooooooooooooooow!" (sing along!)
by Truedessa and Blue
Blue and Truedessa  who are we in this earthly show?
Do you wonder what is out there beyond passing clouds?
Is there an oasis with blue skies, a place for dreamers to go,
A refuge for wandering souls to stay as long as time allows?

Ah time's a crooked thing, Miss Blue — don't trust it for a second.
As days rush byyou think they're minutes ever since life first beckoned.
And what a life it is, this earthly show, filled with stars, and us,
Hired by the day to play some part, wondering what it is we do
Or who we are supposed to be.
We dream, we discuss, we count the clouds until the count is lost,
We feel small and yet so big; our voice is clear, our eyes don't lie,
And still we sense we do not see, and at what cost?
A refuge would be quite the treat.
If souls exist, I'm sure you'll find your seat.

Do you believe beyond the sky river awaits a golden castle,
Where knights and their ladies dance to a minstrel's song
Waltzing in blades of grass, no longer fighting earthly battles?
Would we behold a place of true heart, a place for us to belong?

Believe I don't. My show is here, and it's enough.
No sequels for this movie buff,
This actor, this dreamer of dreams and more,
This earthly knight when eyes are shut,
This dancer among dancers galore,
This believer in the here and now,
This earthly show, this time to bow
and take it all in: a dream that might come true.
Who are we?
Who are we supposed to be?
Don't say our show was called The Unremarkable Two.


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sharing with Poets United

Author's Note: Blue  and I decided to work on a collaboration, the artwork belongs to him. Look, I am flying in the desert as he plays a magical tune :)

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Please check out his blog as well!

Peace, Light and love!

"Who are we... I don't knoooooooooooooooooooow!" (sing along!) 
"Who are we... enjoying life's shooooooooooooow!"(sing along!)
"Who are we...we're distant stars all aglooooooooooow!"
(sing along!)

 

47 comments:

  1. "And what a life it is, this earthly show, filled with stars, and us," This is a beautifully gorgeous line and the fulcrum point of the poem to me. Also love the 'sky river' image.


















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    1. Thank you Sumana, Blue does have a way with words!

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  2. What a lovely collaboration. Very cool. I will go check out Blue's blog. Thanks, Truedessa. This was a delight to read.

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    1. Thank you my friend, we need to catch up!

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  3. I really like the conversation, the way the voices (and the speakers' beliefs) work together.

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    1. Thank you! It is a pleasure to share our voices and inner thoughts.

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  4. Flying to a tune you are...
    Don't stray too far
    Though you'd make me cheer
    Far or near :)

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    1. I always enjoy a good tune
      along with pieces of the sun
      and golden slices of the moon

      Thank you for giving me flight
      in my dreams of night...

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    2. Are you singing Blue?

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    3. Singing in my mind
      being the quiet kind

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  5. Thanks for making me smile with your post - great stuff!

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    1. Glad it brought a smile to you :)

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  6. Lovely collaboration. Made me smile.

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    1. Smile are good and makes the post worthwhile..,

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  7. Bahhhhhhhhhh Blue, how could you? A redo. Shame on you two. lol it was almost a repost but there is a one word difference. Blue is supposed to be a non reboot. He failed. Never getting his shoe. Okay, I'm done. Nicely spun indeed. Bah, said that twice. Now you have me doing it. Outta here!

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    1. He posted first so technically he didn't reboot..lol.. one word difference., which is that lol..

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    2. I Don't on yours where Believe I Don't on his. The cat catches that biz!

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    3. A redo?
      Like a rebooted Scooby Doo?
      Say it ain't so
      At your furry cat show....
      Hahaha maybe a reboot
      Would that make you hoot?
      Shame on us
      Now, don't cuss... lol

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  8. A truly fascinating dance.

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    1. A dance with words is always an adventure

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  9. A wonderful collaboration and loved the illustration too....the message is one I often ask....maybe we all ask at some point....why are we here?

    'And what a life it is, this earthly show, filled with stars, and us,
    Hired by the day to play some part, wondering what it is we do
    Or who we are supposed to be.'

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    1. I think we all ask that question trying to find purpose in the journey of life.

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    2. Needing purpose is the human way
      Night and day...

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  10. Something noble to be able to present a collaboration. And what has life to offer anyway! Great word craft True!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank, Blue thinks deep!

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    2. Hank!
      The one and only Poetry Tank
      Still number one'
      Such fun!

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  11. My goodness this is good!!❤️ Especially love; "Ah time's a crooked thing, Miss Blue — don't trust it for a second. As days rush by, you think they're minutes ever since life first beckoned." Beautifully penned!

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    1. Blue does think deep, time can be a crooked thing.

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    2. I was the first line I wrote...

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    1. The Ninja Guy
      Likes to fly
      Like a dragon in the sky...

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  13. So cool! Two become one on this joyful journey.

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  14. What a wonderfully unique collaboration. The two of you worked this SOOO artfully, and I admire that.

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    1. Thanks Mary, this is actually our 3rd one. You can see the others on my page to the right.

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  15. A wonderful collaborative piece!

    'Is there an oasis with blue skies, a place for dreamers to go, A refuge for wandering souls to stay as long as time allows?'

    Sadly - I fear not. But what a lovely prospect to visit for a bit.

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    1. Let us hope there is a refuge somewhere Wendy!

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  16. What a delightful game! I love collaborations.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, they are fun as you don't know where the writing will go.

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  17. True and Blue...a good combo:)

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  18. Loved this so much! It was AWESOME!

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    1. thank you Crystal! How are you?

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  19. What a heartwarming blend, like peanut butter on bread. The expressions flow effortlessly and it was such a delight to read. Greetings!

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    1. Greetings - thank you for this warm comment. Now, why do I want a cup of tea and toast with peanut butter?

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