Magpie 34

“You say that now, but… after a time, you would forget. First, you would forget his chin, and then his nose, and after a while, you would struggle to remember the exact color of his eyes, and one day you wake up and, pfft, he’s gone: his voice, his smell, his face. He will have left you. And then you can begin again.

your flame was never really extinguished.

you saw a symphony and he saw a lullaby.  you read music and he only saw notes.   but you found a way to sing.

now you know.  now you look around.  now you see.

the picture is not as plain as it may look right now.
look a little closer.
it’s not as distorted as you may think.

some of ’em roam.
some of ’em stay.

doesn’t matter.
right?
right.
what does matter?
you.
you are what matters.
him?
not so much.
you?
very very much.

there is an apparition, a reflection in the glass.
it’s not just you.
he’ll be here.
when you are ready to receive.
when he is ready to give.

you are the lyrics.  and your melody will be here soon.
you are the designer.  and your canvas is being delivered.

wait.
that’s not right.
you know what?
look around the corner.  look past that pile of knick-knacks.
do you see it?
your melody. your canvas.
sing the song and show us the picture.

no waiting around.
no wondering.
go
forward
now
!

(never change, never fear, never blame.  open eyes, open mind, open heart.)

your gifts are everywhere.
he’s coming.
so breathe.

did you hear me?
breathe.

  One thought on “Magpie 34

  1. September 30, 2010 at 3:12 am

    This is wonderful! I really enjoyed your magpie.

    Nice writing. 🙂

    My Magpie

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  2. September 30, 2010 at 4:53 am

    beautiful piece for the prompt..
    it is pleasant to read your encouraging, musical, and fun words.

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  3. September 30, 2010 at 7:03 am

    It is not easy to forget. You depicted it very well..

    doomed if I do, doomed if I don't

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  4. September 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Interesting…I like the last few lines very much

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  5. September 30, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Wow! I just love what you did!

    Brilliant, touching, wise…

    great Magpie

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  6. Leo
    September 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

    very interesting.. especially the ending!

    My Magpie

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  7. September 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Promising. Wise. Nice.

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  8. September 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    thank you. for this. And 'the power of goodbye'

    i think im going to have a good cry now. fudge men.

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  9. October 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I luv this. Excellent.

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  10. October 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Gorgeous and cathartic; A good cry will help, it always does me. HUGS to you dear friend.

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  11. October 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    very powerful,nice to have someone show you the light 🙂

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  12. October 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    There is an enjoyable sense of urgency in your Magpie!

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  13. October 2, 2010 at 8:23 am

    The net is being weird today. Third time may be a charm.

    Thank you for sharing this. It resonates with me in a million different ways.

    Nice Mag

    Love and Light, Sender

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  14. October 2, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Now this was incredible Eg…
    Sentiments rising to the surface in ways so universally understood. This shows indeed what a powerful writer you are.

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  15. October 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Amazing, you saw way past the missing flame. I did not.
    QMM

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  16. October 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    this is a beautiful piece…with a powerful close…great magpie!

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  17. Tess Kincaid
    October 4, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Inspiring piece, Eco!

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  18. October 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Wonderful writing here indeed! I love this Magpie! 🙂

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  19. October 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    love what you did with this piece. It's not easy to forget or move on…but eventually it happens. Great magpie

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  20. RA
    October 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Wow! That is brilliant! 🙂

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