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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ANOTHER DAY



I snake through these streets
at dawn
oxygen is brain food

come back
hoist the weights
do my Falun Dafa

still only 8 o'clock
the day lying in wait for me
like Apollo Creed
mocking
chanting
you got anything else, suckah?

the story of my life

am I Rocky
or just another bum?

dunno...
but I'll go down swingin'
either way

so cue the music
I'm about to hit the streets again
little kids
and dogs who want a piece of me
tagging behind

I move twice as fast
when I hear a siren in the background
a conditioned reflex
from the teenage years

seizing the day
before some body part
seizes up 

fightin' the good fight 
and Apollo is wrong...

cuz I ain't goin' down

24 comments:

  1. Yeah, that's the attitude. I can hear the music key up and love the photo accompaniment.

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    1. Thanks for that, Colleen. I'll check it out.

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  2. I had to look up falun dafa. Nice personal development energies exerted in your write. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much love...

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    1. I imagine others will look it up too. I hope they will look into it on more than a surface level.

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  3. I so relate to seizing the day before some body part seizes up. LOL. I am so there! Hobbling off as we speak.........

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  4. I had to look up falun dafa too. Love the idea of self-cultivation. I think we could all use a good dose of that.

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    1. I have a feeling that something of that nature would be an especially good fit for YOU, Razzy!

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  5. I am loving the attitude in this!!

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    1. I adjust my attitude with altitude :)

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  6. the "I move twice as fast" is a great line - and this really is inspirational - I keep setting my alarm for 6:30 but keep hitting snooze... ;P

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    1. That's why I don't set the alarm--lol Mother Nature has a way of rousting you out of bed early in the morning :)

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  7. Love this, Timo. I always, always feel better when I get up and get moving in the morning. (I'll skip those raw eggs, though...) Keep it moving!

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    1. HA...yeah, skip that. And chasing those chickens around :)

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  8. Had to look up falun dafa; Sounds good to me.

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  9. Love the positive note despite what the words say...

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    1. Poetry can serve many functions...one is to kick yourself in the butt in the morning :)

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  10. I also love to walk, but no cops in my neighborhood... great to fight like this

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  11. Dat ma boy ... Welcum 2 da streets ... Smiles ...
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/efODPlwUsmU?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 ... Love, cat.




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    1. Very familiar with the streets, as my mind has been in the gutter for a very long time :)

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    2. Same here :) Love, cat.

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