Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pebbles



its no different
than any claim of  impossible....forgiveness
i thought myself capable, with a first
sighting of Christ - crucifixed, Chicago - (GODSPELL)ed
it all out for me..."they know not"...
i amused I did..but a (S)uperstar -changed my tune
Pilate's been on my hit list since - along
with all others who - "don't know how to love"
without pebbles in their shoe...

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

Posted for Poets United: Thursday Think Tank...Forgiveness...

21 comments:

  1. Wow!....amazing write...I like!

    Cheers!

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  2. bkm,
    A superb piece of writing.
    Forgiveness in many forms....

    Eileen

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  3. ha. nicely done...like the pebble inteh shoe reference...lol.

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  4. The pebble is a great focus. Thanks BKM.

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  5. Dear Barbara: If it were not for the "pebble in the shoe" reminding us of all those unforgiven bothersome things! Great thought-provoking poem. Did you get to see the original cast in Godspell? The pic looks like the early cast!

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  6. Wonderful forgiveness piece! Gives me shivers! (Pilate's on my hit list too!)

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  7. Did see one the orginal casts in Chicago..absolutely fell in love with it and the music..have listened to the original film score over and over...did not care of Superstar...as you may guess, I like happy...and Godspell..had such a hope about it...forgiveness is definitely something that has to be worked on throughout life..finding your own peace helps a lot with it....thank you everyone for your comments....blessings...bkm

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  8. A good piece on forgiveness. It is something we must work on our whole life.
    Pamela

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  9. So well done, bkm.......love the pebbles in the shoe.........

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  10. The pebble in my shoe, the thought of it's lingering pain;Great Job!

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  11. These are a part of the Lyrics from the Song...BY MY SIDE...song by Mary Magdalene in GODSPELL....that is where the reference to the pebble came from in this poem...


    Let me skip the road with you
    I can dare myself
    I can dare myself
    I'll put a pebble in my shoe
    And watch me walk (watch me walk)
    I can walk and walk!
    (I can walk!)

    I shall call the pebble Dare
    I shall call the pebble Dare
    We will talk, we will talk together
    We will talk (chorus) about walking
    Dare shall be carried
    And when we both have had enough
    I will take him from my shoe, singing:
    "Meet your new road!"
    Then I'll take your hand
    Finally glad
    Finally glad
    That you are here
    By my side

    bkm

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  12. Darling bkm
    Loved this! Now here's something to make you
    Cry. Live. Dance.

    http://poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com/2010/12/inspirational-gregory-colbert.html

    And somehow, when I was writing this

    http://poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com/2010/12/forgive-me.html

    I was thinking of you and your blog. Don't know why!

    Hugs

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  13. Really nice piece. Thanks. I'm not sure I understand, the pebble in the shoe?

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  14. Nice take on the prompt!
    (You deserve a coat of many colors for this one!)

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  15. lovely take.
    love the idea of pebbles.

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  16. a profound piece on forgiveness... i love it, bkm!

    http://pinklady-bing.blogspot.com/2010/12/leap-of-faith-haiku-collection.html

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  17. What an intricate and beautiful reminder of forgiveness. Your poems sing to me.

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  18. Thanks for sharing, Dare takes an interesting path to the illusion of forgiveness. Dare conjures up images of too much risk~ I love how you wove this~

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