Pam Schwetz

GRUNGE

GRUNGE IS A SPONGE

THAT SOAKS YOU UP

OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND

WHATEVER IT IS

REMEMBER THIS

YOU GOTTA DIG THAT SOUND

Author's Notes/Comments: 

GRUNGE IS A SPONGE POPPED INTO MY HEAD AND JUST HEADED INTO THIS POEM...

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YOUR MISSION

DIVINE INTERVENTION

MAKE THAT YOUR INTENTION

GIVE IT YOUR ATTENTION

BEYOND COMPREHENSION

TRUST YOUR INTUITION

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION

SEE WHAT YOU ENVISION

THEN MAKE THAT YOUR MISSION

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

YOUR MISSION IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT IS TO PRAY FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE...I THINK NOT...TRY IT...YOU'LL LIKE IT...THERE IS A WAY OUT OF THIS MESS AND WE WILL FIND IT TOGETHER. FOCUS ON GOOD AND POSITIVE THINGS THAT ARE POSSIBLE. BELIEVE THEY WILL COME TO PASS. MANIFEST LOVE AND PEACE FOR THE GREATER GOOD. HANG ONTO YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS. NEVER GIVE UP. SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND. LOOK FOR INSPIRATION EVERYDAY AND SHARE IT...ALWAYS LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE.

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SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY THERE

CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC

IN YOUR HEAD

HOW YOU GONNA USE IT

TO PRETEND

TO WRITE A SONG

AS YOU SING ALONG

TO SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY THERE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT LIKE YOU ARE ON AUTO PILOT THEN YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...IF NOT THEN I GUESS THAT'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE...YOU JUST WRITE IT DOWN AS IT COMES FROM YOU KNOW NOT WHERE BUT YOU JUST DON'T CARE...I AM PRETTY SURE ALL OR MOST POETRY COMES THAT WAY ON AUTO PILOT...AT LEAST THAT IS MY EXPERIENCE OF IT...THE TRICK IS TO BE ABLE TO WRITE IT DOWN FAST ENOUGH BEFORE YOU LOSE IT...IT CAN BE VERY ELUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE...IF YOU LOSE IT...IT'S GONE FOREVER OR SO IT SEEMS...

LOST IN THOUGHT

ARE YOU FOR REAL

YOU'RE SO SURREAL

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL

 

CAN'T IMAGINE

WHERE TO BEGIN

TO LET YOU IN

ON THE SECRET

 

IT WOULDN'T BE ONE

IF I DID

WON'T TELL ANYONE

IT'S FORBIDDEN

IF IT'S WRITTEN

 

SO REGRESSING

KEEP YOU GUESSING

 

ALL THAT CHATTER

DOESN'T MATTER

 

REALIZE

IT'S THE VIBE

THAT SURVIVES

 

ARE YOU DEALING

WITH THE FEELING

 

ALWAYS CHANGING

LEAVES YOU HANGING

 

NOW YOU'RE CAUGHT

LOST IN THOUGHT

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

WONDERING WHAT YOU'LL FIND

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY ON THE DOORS AND PAUSED IT TO WRITE THIS POEM...THAT IS ALL...

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A CAUTIONARY TALE

SO MANY ARE PRONE

TO DO AS THEY'RE TOLD

BUT LET IT BE KNOWN

IT'S BEST TO BE BOLD

 

SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

BECOME A SLEUTH

DON'T HESITATE

INVESTIGATE

 

IT TAKES US AWHILE

TO LEARN FROM MISTAKES

WE ARE IN DENIAL

WHATEVER IT TAKES

 

WHEN PEOPLE SHARE

THEIR OWN NIGHTMARE

WE DO NOT DARE

GO OVER THERE

 

WE'D RATHER LEARN

ON OUR OWN TERMS 

THAN THINK ABOUT 

SOMETHING WE DOUBT

 

BEST TO BE CAUTIOUS

OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE

IT IS OBNOXIOUS

HOW MANY DECEIVE

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

THE TRUTH IS IT'S HARD TO KNOW WHO TO TRUST. ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION AND LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION. IF SOMETHING DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT QUESTION IT... TRUST YOURSELF. TRUST YOUR INTUITION.

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DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

TOOK A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER

END UP DROWNING HOW'D I GET HERE

TOOK A SHORT WALK ON A LONG PIER

WONDERING WHAT I'M DOING HERE

 

THEN IMAGINE WENT FOR A SWIM

JUST ON A WHIM  OUT ON A LIMB

OF A BIG OLD TREE BY THE SEA

DANGLING FREE THEN SUDDENLY

 

CAUGHT BY A WAVE THAT WAS ENRAGED

WHY DID I DARE TO DANGLE THERE

RIGHT IN ITS WAY I COULDN'T SAY

AND SO IT SPLASHED AND SLAPPED I CRASHED

 

I SWAM ABOUT BEGAN TO SHOUT

IT KNOCKED ME OUT WITHOUT A DOUBT

IT PUSHED ME BACK ONTO THE SHORE

I WOULDN'T MESS WITH WAVES NO MORE

 

DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

WONDERING WHY IF IT BEHAVES

MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE SOME DAY

BUT FOR NOW DOESN'T SEEM THAT WAY

 

YET I COMMIT IT TO THE PAGE

LIKE TAKING ORDERS FROM SOME SAGE

WHO SEEMS TO KNOW BETTER THAN I

SOMEDAY THERE'LL BE A REASON WHY

 

THIS TALE DOESN'T WANT TO END

IT'S MUCH LONGER THAN I INTEND

IT CAUSES ME TO APPREHEND

TO UNDERSTAND TO COMPREHEND

THAT EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO END

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A PINK CONCERT VIDEO AND THERE WAS A LINE ABOUT TAKING A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER AND THINKING OF THAT FAMILIAR PHRASE THIS POEM SLOWLY CAME AND DIDN'T WANT TO END...MUCH LONGER THAN USUAL STUFF...THEY ALL HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN...I JUST LET THEM BE WHAT THEY WANT TO BE...NOT UP TO ME...

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DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

TOOK A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER

END UP DROWNING HOW'D I GET HERE

TOOK A SHORT WALK ON A LONG PIER

WONDERING WHAT I'M DOING HERE

 

THEN IMAGINE WENT FOR A SWIM

JUST ON A WHIM  OUT ON A LIMB

OF A BIG OLD TREE BY THE SEA

DANGLING FREE THEN SUDDENLY

 

CAUGHT BY A WAVE THAT WAS ENRAGED

WHY DID I DARE TO DANGLE THERE

RIGHT IN ITS WAY I COULDN'T SAY

AND SO IT SPLASHED AND SLAPPED I CRASHED

 

I SWAM ABOUT BEGAN TO SHOUT

IT KNOCKED ME OUT WITHOUT A DOUBT

IT PUSHED ME BACK ONTO THE SHORE

I WOULDN'T MESS WITH WAVES NO MORE

 

DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

WONDERING WHY IF IT BEHAVES

MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE SOME DAY

BUT FOR NOW DOESN'T SEEM THAT WAY

 

YET I COMMIT IT TO THE PAGE

LIKE TAKING ORDERS FROM SOME SAGE

WHO SEEMS TO KNOW BETTER THAN I

SOMEDAY THERE'LL BE A REASON WHY

 

THIS TALE DOESN'T WANT TO END

IT'S MUCH LONGER THAN I INTEND

IT CAUSES ME TO APPREHEND

TO UNDERSTAND TO COMPREHEND

THAT EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO END

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A PINK CONCERT VIDEO AND THERE WAS A LINE ABOUT TAKING A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER AND THINKING OF THAT FAMILIAR PHRASE THIS POEM SLOWLY CAME AND DIDN'T WANT TO END...MUCH LONGER THAN USUAL STUFF...THEY ALL HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN...I JUST LET THEM BE WHAT THEY WANT TO BE...NOT UP TO ME... I NOTICED THIS WAS LABELED AS PROSE AND COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT POETRY WITHOUT GOING TO CREATE A POEM INSTEAD OF CREATE PROSE  SO NOW THERE ARE TWO COPIES UNDER EACH CATEGORY. I TRIED TO EDIT AND CLICK DELETE ON THE PROSE ONE BUT IT STAYED...DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF THE DUPLICATE IN THE WRONG CATEGORY...ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DELETE THIS ONE LET ME KNOW PLEASE AND THANKS.

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HANGING ON A WORD

HANGING ON A WORD

JUST SOUNDS SO ABSURD

AND YET I'VE OBSERVED

THAT IT HAS OCCURRED

Author's Notes/Comments: 

BEEN LISTENING TO THAT SONG SUDDENLY I SEE HOPING IT WILL HELP MY VISION PROBLEMS LIKE A MANTRA OR SOMETHING AND A LINE IN THERE JUMPED OUT AT ME...SHE LOVES TO LEAVE YOU HANGING ON A WORD SO I JUST HAD TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THAT...

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WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU

 A COMEDY OF ERRORS

WITH DRAMATIC FLARES

NOTHING CAN PREPARE US

IF WE DARE WHO CARES

 

SOME THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND

DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

SOME PLAN EVERYTHING OUT

WITH NO ROOM FOR DOUBT

 

TO EACH HIS OWN

THAT'S HOW IT GOES

NOBODY KNOWS

WHAT TO SUPPOSE

 

WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU

IS WHAT YOU GOTTA DO

DON'T LET ANYONE SAY

WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR PLAY

 

IF ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE

THEN PLAY YOUR PART

WHATEVER'S ON THE PAGE

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A MOVIE AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS AND THEN THOUGHT OF THIS STUFF...IT WAS WEDDING MARCH THREE HERE COMES THE BRIDE...THINKING HOW EVERYONE VIEWS STUFF BASED ON THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES AND DOESN'T THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY INVOLVED AND WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCES ARE OR KNOW WHEN TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT OR OFFER ADVICE OR OPINIONS...IT CAN BE A SLIPPERY SLOPE...WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE IT IS UP TO THE ONES IT TRULY AFFECTS PERSONALLY AND ULTIMATELY THEIR OWN DECISION AND CHOICE THAT THEY NEED TO LIVE WITH...I GUESS...ANYWAY THIS JUST CAME TO ME...WHILE WATCHING AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE...

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