42 Day Thirteen

Jane Dougherty has come up with a theme for May . It is 42, now Jane describes it thus: “42 after Douglas Adams’ answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. The form is like the Cherita in its structure with a bit of added interest. The first line/stanza asks a question or makes a statement that begs a question, the second stanza/two lines sets the scene or the background, the last stanza/three lines answers the question or resolves it in some way.

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Why don’t monkeys care

Ignoring the truth is not fair

Are you afraid tempers will flare

You go on, cover your ears

Cover your eyes to your fear

Shut your mouth so no one hears

Song Lyric Sunday – Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri

A great Song Lyric Choice from Helen.💜💜

This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

This song has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, but it pretty accurately represents how I felt for many years in a very abusive relationship.  When I first heard this song, I ugly cried.  I still cry when I listen to it.  There’s just something about the lyrics that I’m drawn to.  As much as it is about the abuse, there is also that element of growing strong and finding that you no longer believe the lies you were told so many times.

I think that’s one of the hardest parts about abuse.  As much as you tell yourself what they’re saying isn’t true, you hear it often enough and you start to believe it.  I honestly didn’t realize how much of those lies were embedded deep within me, tearing me apart bit by bit.  It’s hard to look back on that time of my life, but I’m so happy…

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Song Lyric Sunday

This is my entry to Helen Vahdati’s from This Life One Word At A Time Song Lyric Sunday.

This week’s prompt is heart.

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Alanis Morissette has always fascinated me. At one time I truly thought she was singing my life! This particular song Underneath has special resonance with me. It may not have heart in the title but it all about heart. Basically, as I see it, and this is only how I personally see it, we tend to mess up our lives because we are too busy trying to fix the world we neglect our own lives. The lines

When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our und

erneath’

I read that as we need to fix the heart of the matter, ourselves, before we can attempt to sort what we think is wrong with the world. I think we are all a little guilty of this. I see ‘Our Underneath’ as our hearts. Also the whole video is set within s heart… It speaks volumes to me.

“Underneath”

Look at us break our bonds in this kitchen
Look at us rallying all our defenses
Look at us waging war in our bedroom
Look at us jumping ship in our dialogues

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Look at us our form our cliques in our sandbox
Look at us micro kids with both our hearts blocked
Look at us turn away from all the rough spots
Look at dictatorship on my own block

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

How I’ve spun my wheels with carts before my horse
When shine on the outside springs from the root
Spotlight on these seeds of simpler reasons
This core, born into form, starts in our living room

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

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