Wednesday Poetry Challenge #5

I have chosen the end theme to a sitcom written by Victoria Woods. The series is set in the kitchen of a canteen in a factory. With wonderful full blown characters all completely miss matched but all clinging together by friendship and love . Blundering through all the hard times life can throw at them. Victoria Woods is a wonderful writer she knows people , she can get inside them and she knows what is in their minds and hearts. Anyway I am not writing about Victoria  but I am writing about these wonderful lyrics that she has written. To my mind these lyrics are as wonderful as any words penned by the best “Poet” in the world.

One second she has us smiling and laughing then as the credits go up for the last time she hits us with:

drops of water wear the stone away

Getting up, getting out, getting on, getting going,
Wears away at the dreams that you hold in your heart,
All the scared little choices you make without knowing,
Take away from the thing that you had at the start.
Day by day, drops of water wear the stone away,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

All the dreams that you had when it all lay before you,
All the plans that you made, all the things you would do,
All the schemes that you knew time would bring to fruition,
Did they happen? Not so far, at least not to you.
Day by day, drops of water wear the stone away,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I feel that the first verse is saying what we all say at times , getting up and out of the house is a daily trial wearing away all your strength and crushing the hopes and dreams you have dared to build up for yourself. The every day choices that you have to make  without even thinking just wear you down. The daily wearing away at your soul like drops of water wearing away at a stone . The relentless working week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The second verse is even sadder and maybe even nearer to the truth than we think. All our hopes and dreams  and future plans, all the wonderful things we dream we might of been just worn away and gone. Our firmest hopes and dreams come to nothing with relentless daily grind of just life .

Day by Day

The hardest rock is worn away by drops of water, so are our hopes and dreams by life Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   We start off so hopeful where does it all go. I hear you say, no it need not be that way. Yet for most of us it is.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zendictive
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:29:15

    “Day by day, drops of water wear the stone away,”

    oh I like this…

    “The hardest rock is worn away by drops of water, so are our hopes and dreams ”

    bows (~_~) humble

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  2. zumpoems
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:58:50

    These are wonderful lyrics! Thanks so much for posting this — normally wouldn’t know about this in the States.

    Lyrics are definitely very much poetry — one is fitting the words into a specific rhythm and melody as opposed to a meter, so more challenging in many ways.

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  3. willowdot21
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 17:02:58

    I love poetry, I love lyrics, I love music. I could ask for no more could I?? XXX

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  4. jillnottelten
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 22:14:54

    These lyrics describe my past week so well. Usually I try to be optimistic and think of the new hopes that come from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday but this week it has been so soul wearing.
    Thanks for this poem. Misery loves company and it’s nice to see the reminder that others have soul-wearying weeks too (although not nice that they have them).

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  5. willowdot21
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 22:23:21

    Wonderful are they not, it also describes my week so far too. Writing a description for these lyrics made feel the things I describe in “what was the point ” and then the support I got from writing that helped me to be brave and write the “Warrior within” so maybe a little progress there anyway here is Victoria singing her lovely sad song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8_vWhHcBE&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLB3F846A9A7792609 I am sending you good vibes so you have a better day tomorrow xxxxxxxxxxxx

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