Clock Works (Acrostic)*

The illusion manifests

In places where gray matter divides

Melding logic creatively in art

Embrace where you are now

Less you blink the moments gone

You will never gain a second chance

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*Note: Many know the Kinks for either YouReallyGotMe or Lola. Iโ€™ve chosen this song for its lyrics and creative video design.

Among numerous honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding Service to British Music”. In 1990, the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005. The Kinks are regarded as one of the most influential rock acts of the 1960s and early 1970s.[3][4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine called them “one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion”.[3] They were ranked 65th on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list.[189]

Artists influenced by the Kinks include punk rock groups such as the Ramones,[190] The Clash,[191] Blondie,[192] and The Jam,[193] heavy metal acts including Van Halen and Britpop groups such as Oasis, Blur and Pulp.[3] Craig Nicholls, singer and guitarist of The Vines, described the Kinks as “great songwriters, so underrated”.[194] Pete Townshend, guitarist with the Kinks’ contemporaries The Who, credited Ray Davies with inventing “a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning.”[195] Jon Savage wrote that The Kinks were an influence on late 1960s American psychedelic rock groups “like The Doors, Love and Jefferson Airplane”.[68] Music writers and other musicians have acknowledged the influence of the Kinks on the development of hard rock and heavy metal. If you wish to know more I have posted a link to Wikipedia.

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care,be safe.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kinks

Face of The World*

life today

can pull

you down

to the ground.

walking through

empty streets,

as fragmented

memories

circle like

splintered light.

once enlighten,

now

pain

etched

shallow faces.

visions lost

hiding

behind

hollow eyes,

thoughts of

tomorrow lay in

shadowed

darkness

so oblique.

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*Note: melancholic thoughts are more prevalent this year than in the past. Isolation can do that, call, FaceTime or zoom those dear to you. Know that you are never truly alone have faith let your spirits be lifted. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending a virtual hug around the world.

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

The Turning *

It seemed

like

yesterday

~~~~

I was a

bud

in Springโ€™s nourishing womb

my first mother

then I opened

blossomed

in Summerโ€™s warm touch

my second mother

now I have

withered

in Autumnโ€™s cool embrace

my third mother

I await

suspended

in Winterโ€™s final grip

my fourth mother

after which I will

be born again,

Life moves

with the

Seasons

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*Note: for your listening pleasure as always I give you Vivaldiโ€™s ~ Four Seasons

If you wish to learn more about the Four Seasons, follow the link Iโ€™ve provided https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)

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Boxes*

She knew

there was no room

for her.

The sincerity

of words written,

shattered emotion,

carried fragile lines.

Waiting

each day

adding another

promise penned

joining others.

Letters, cards

laid to rest

in boxes,

waiting.

Becoming fragile

with each

passing year,

waiting.

Life moved on

time stood still;

the boxes

waited.

Bound secretly

she was

that warm

summer night

to One.

her heart

waited,

in silence.

she gazed upon

dusks violet light,

knowing the

boxes

waited,

within them

she placed

her words,

Bound

Love

Promised

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Note: I hope that you enjoy my song choice which was originally recorded by Civil Twilight. However I chose this recording by Lauren King I wanted to use womanโ€™s voice for this piece. She sings this song clearly and beautifully.

Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ Be safe, take care.

A Quiet Man *

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always ๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.