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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Best Decision I Made Today

I stare
pen poised,
waiting
to shape this pain,
this suffering
into art.

Hours pass.

I surrender the pen
and decide to play
"Blood on the Tracks"
and enjoy
Bob Dylan's pain
and suffering
for awhile.

[Congratulations to Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. Posted for #MeetingTheBar at dversepoets.com - a poetic oasis.]

27 comments:

  1. Ah, nice to 'enjoy' someone else's pain and suffering for a while, isn't it? (While one waits for one's muse.)

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  2. smiles...sometimes listening to that of others is preferable to living in ours you know....and who doesnt like a good sad song every once in a while to make us feel a bit better....hey i aint got it that bad at least...smiles...

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  3. I can definitely relate, Mosk!

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  4. We can all relate to that..though I tend towards the non-verbal music and impose mood and feeling onto that.. that generally works well unless the music gets stuck in the head...got to find that inspiration somewhere..

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  5. I'd say, yes...definitely literary allusion. This is where the pain took you and surrenduring to your reality works.

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  6. Ouch! Yeah that counts -- Distraction by someone else's suffering.

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  7. You made me realise I've been enjoying somebodyelse's longing. Perfect allusions in songs.

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  8. I can relate so much to this poem. Well written.

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  9. That is often what music is for...

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  10. Interesting....I've been listening to BotT lately too.

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  11. Perfect... what a great replay.. yes this is how we should play, and play it again.

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  12. I can resonate so well with this!! Beautifully written.

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  13. Gayle Walters Rose2:55 PM

    I'd say that was time well spent...listening to someone else's angst and a poem came out of it too.

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  14. I think I must try listening to more Dylan now, thanks for the inspiration to get inside the music and someone else's pain.

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  15. Very timely and listening to Dylan's music again Mosk ~ Thanks for joining us ~

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  16. Good Choice! LOL. I love this!

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  17. How many time... have I done that?!'Blood on the Tracks is the perfect pain album.

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  18. Someone else's pain can certainly be a great mise!

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  19. Better to suffer the slings, etc. I like your take on the prompt.

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  20. Surrender to render. Nice.

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  21. Mother Wintermoon7:30 PM

    Oh the angst of Blood on the Tracks. Good use of the prompt and Dylan's album title.

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  22. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is one of my favorite Dylan albums, and your transference is bang on, as you rock the prompt & crack my face with a smile.

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  23. i think i like your idea.
    just rest your writing hand and lose yourself in the song of someone else's pain instead of thinking of your own.

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  24. "Bond on Blond" starts it all... to hear this prophetic poet representing my time.
    :)
    ZQ

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  25. Indeed, a bit of Bob Dylan to celebrate his accomplishment.

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