#LyricalFictionFriday: “Dammn Baby” #fictionfriday #marquessachallenge

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Today’s lyrical prompt is:

You gotta get up off that grey line…I’ll guarantee they’ll fall in line

 

The old man prides himself on acquiring wisdom.

He smiles at those who gather at his feet

Each one seeking answers to life’s puzzle.

He understands the struggles they face:

Each one is subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Or as he puts it to himself, “Just bad luck!”

You can’t teach people not to be stupid he well knows

For everyone, there must be time to experience

To explore, to learn, to stumble and fall.

With experience comes knowledge he tells them

When you are lying face down

With no idea, as to how you might stand again

Ask yourself, “how did I get here?”

Either side of the grey line there is light

So, there’s always choice as to which side you take

There isn’t a wrong way, but more

A way that is right for you.

 

Written for: https://marquessamatthews.com/2017/11/30/marquessachallenge-dammn-baby-fictionfriday-prompt-music/

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4 Responses to #LyricalFictionFriday: “Dammn Baby” #fictionfriday #marquessachallenge

  1. James says:

    The old man prides himself on acquiring wisdom.

    He smiles at those who gather at his feet

    Those first two lines sound a lot like Jewish wisdom. First of all, the study of Torah and Talmud is not only considered a form of worship but of course, a path to wisdom. Also, every teacher believes he learns something unique from each student, so wisdom isn’t just what a teacher imparts, but what he receives.

    • Michael says:

      Well I was thinking more the Dali Lama as he smiles a lot and I think its because he’s figured life out we haven’t….and yes as a teacher I know my students taught me a lot….I used to tell them I know somethings but I don’t know everything…

  2. Marquessa says:

    “Either side of the grey line there is light”…wow! That is so true and I never thought of it like that. Great piece Michael!

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