Fresh

Fresh
ideas can burst through yesterday’s chain.
Customary close-mindedness can be struck dumb
by forward thinking.

It’s chic to defy inaction—
exchange sentient words,
dissect dogmas that prefer the devil they know.

Tradition doesn’t know as many devils
as orthodoxy can lead so many to believe

to live, to grow, to feed all children
equally
convention must try new things—
gray skirts, polka dotted pants, rainbow kilts
and repurposed evening combat boots
might be the thing to keep that old dog
enjoying lifesaving new tricks.

Just think
and do something
fresh.


for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads 


Flower Stake “Charlie,” by VonChandler

42 comments:

  1. Every day is a new day :)

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    1. And when we live life with that in mind, every day has the potential for awesomeness.

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  2. *wonders.....how would hubby look in lipstick and polka dots* 3:)

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  3. This is a clever, engaging poem, and made me smile many times as I read, as well as nod my head in agreement with its little profundities, sneakily wrapped in polka dots and jabbing out from under the easy flow. Enjoyed it much.

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    1. "little profundities, sneakily wrapped in polka dots" I love that you comment in poetry. ;-)

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  4. Good ideas here, Magaly. I was just thinking this morning about people who have no need nor desire to leave the house. Your clever poem picked up where I left off. I loved the part of dressing differently, along with possible hidden meanings. For sure the old dogs would take a lot of encouragement to do that.

    BTW, I stayed home yesterday instead of playing my usual Tuesday golf with friends. Later in the day a younger friend asked me what was wrong, what was bothering me. I hadn't said a word to give that impression but she could tell.
    ..

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    1. Life is made a blessing when it's filled with a few friends that can "tell" in the right moments.

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  5. A most inspiring piece, one to gather words and wisdom and fly high among ideas from within. Brilliant write.

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    1. May the wind draw lovely kisses on our faces... ;-)

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  6. I like that your poem really gave me something to think about. Your approach to presentation of an argument is one I like very much.

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    1. And I, dear Kerry, shall treasure this comment. It is one of those that makes my soul shout, "Yes!"

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  7. I like your ending, looking at things at a fresh new perspective ~ Forward thinking is a must ~

    Grace

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    1. Forward thinking with perspective keeps the world moving, methinks.

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  8. Feeling a tad sad and stuck... and yes, a little sorry for myself today, which in turn makes me ticked off with myself. Magical words read at the perfect moment. :) Off to:

    Just think
    and do something
    fresh.

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    1. Hugging you ((( ♥ )) and then letting you fly. So that we both can do something fresh. ;-)

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  9. really fine, Magaly. woven expertly and no trace of a list :). thank you for joining in ~ M

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    1. Thank you, Grapeling, for a wonderful list. And those glorious images you shared left me thinking that even when the world seems full of restricting gloom, something beautiful can spring out of summer thinking.

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  10. Inspiring poem, Magaly.

    A catalyst to combat inactivity

    Must read it frequently when I sometimes get on a downer ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Let's combat stagnation until we all but forget its ugly face, dear Eddie!

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    2. Yes, let's.
      I found this week's MAG very challenging but found an idea in my noddle yesterday . . . lol
      Strange how our minds work . . . just an idea then the words flow.

      Hey how come Little Gothic Horror gets a hug and I don't? ROFL

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    3. The mind is a fabulous thing.

      Little Gothic Horrors got a hug because she makes lovely creepy dolls. It's a rule. One must hug the makers of the uncanny. ;-D

      Fine, you get a hug, too. Just because you are funny. ((( ♥))).

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    4. . . . and if I wasn't funny, would I get a hug? . . . lol

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  11. I really love the message in this, a beautiful dream of a better world.

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    1. Dream, dream, repeat, dream... it's real!

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  12. Magaly, from one activist heart to another's, thank you for this poignant reminder that it's not just the dream, nor the dreamer... it's what you do about it when you wake up!! Your use of Michael's words was refreshing, especially to anyone who is called to action, to mission in the real world. Congrats, well done, you. Amy

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    1. I read your comment shaking my fist and thinking, Yes!

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  13. I love your fresh eyed view!
    Motivating n uplifting to read-I really enjoyed your verse!

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    1. I am so glad you did, Ella. Thanks very much. ;-)

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  14. …try something fresh. You are right!

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    1. For me, it has been poetry. I'm loving the taste.

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  15. Fresh never felt so (well ...) Fresh!!

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  16. what a great message. would that those who might benefit most from hearing it find a way to your words.

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    1. May the guiding light be bright. ;-)

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  17. You made me smile ;o) These words are fantastic! Doing my happy dance ;o) Thanks Magaly ;o)

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    1. And when you do your Stacy Dance, I cackle with glee. ;-D

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  18. I love the equal parts whimsy and profundity here. :)

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    1. A bit of balance. I like it! ;-)

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  19. Your writing is always like having an "Artist's Date", reminding me that you don't always have to spend anything but time! (Smooch!)

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