Sunday, July 6, 2014

Filling the Hole (When Dirt Won't Do)

What's a people to do when people need people
and not a one will do?

It's hard to be the center
all points sitting at a constant distance
connected to one another but not
to the center.

How do I become one of the luckiest people
in the world?

When you keep your arms stretched out
what else would occur, but to become
the center
constructing your own tiny world
of one.

Inspiration for this piece:  So I was listening to a record and heard (though I couldn't place it) a familiar song.  The song, which I looked up of course, is called "People".  And while the recording I was listening to was not the original, this song is from Funny Girl and originally sung by Barbara Streisand.  The lines that stuck with me as I wrote this piece was..."people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world"


Brian Miller said...

being the center can def be not fun...the center is often where all the weight rests as well...i would much rather the connection of the circle...smiles.

Grace said...

I love that song actually, smiles ~ The luckiest person in the world is the one who thinks he is the luckiest person in the world ~ Have a good week ~

Mary said...

As I don't think there is one person who doesn't need other people, I guess we are ALL lucky people in our own worlds.