Another Day Comes Undone

Beautiful music fills the senses while somewhere bombs drop

The sun shines over farmland that will never bear another crop

Someone born, another dies, earths rotation around the sun

Rise and fall, ebb and flow, another day comes undone

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Miracle born with a silver spoon, blooms with a cherry atop

Two doors down, little boy blue, hunger lives in a butcher shop

Roll the dice, win or lose, the wheel stops at love or shun

Rise and fall, ebb and flow, another day comes undone

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All's fair in love and war,but why is love the one to stop

Another one bites the dust with sex the flimsy prop

Slippery lies in silken sheets lose a race you can't outrun

Rise and fall, ebb and flow, another day comes undone

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Stop the presses, pick up the pieces, no more dirt to swap

I've seen enough to know the score and I'm good with a mop

Dust of your secret corners wove love in the web we spun

Rise and fall, ebb and flow, another day comes undone

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39 comments

Fay Paxton 5 years ago

The world is filled with contradictions and you frame them perfectly in your wonderful poem. Amy, you could turn your poems into musical lyrics. They have the perfect tempo and message. up/beautiful


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Great poem pointing out some of the junk we have come to believe sometimes in life. Great write!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Thank you AMy. And yes ma'am, thank you for Annie Lennox too!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Fay, I've read some really beautiful and powerful pieces here lately...and then the disaster in Japan. My head was spinning and this one results from too much colliding in my small brain...you can tell. Too many ideas that I didn't successfully tie together. But, sometimes life is overwhelming, so I won't beat myself up too much...sometimes, learning is better when life ain't perfect. Thank you for supporting me anyway, my friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Bobbi, you are so sweet to give this one the time of day. You even managed to derive the message. Now, I know you are really my friend! Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, my friend.

Hey, Micky, you're so fine! That Annie Lennox blows me away. She gets so far into this one, she actually looks like grows fangs!!! Thanks for stopping by, bro!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Wonderful writing. You are amazing! Up and awesome.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Well, coming from a dynamic writer with the most unique concept around, I feel much better now! Thanks for your support, POP. You made my day, my friend.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Loved the ebb and flow of the lyrics in this one, Amy - particularly "slippery lies in silken sheets." What marvelous imagery you provide. Don't stop.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

You move from the intricacies of the heart to the epic grandeur of philosophy with nary a hesitation. I am in awe of your scope, your word choices, your construction and your imagination. And this ain't no empty adulation. I really do like the way you write these unique pieces in your inimitable style. As Fay says they could easy turn into musical lyrics! voted up and awesome.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear drbj, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment. As always, I so look forward to your visits. Your comments give me the courage to keep trying to be creative.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Docmo, I was so worried that I bit off more than I could chew with this piece. Thank you for expressing your understanding of where I was going with this rather convoluted attempt. You got it and I feel so much better in knowing that. You managed to say exactly what I needed to hear.


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maria.rose 5 years ago from Florida

nice poem i like it your hub is very nice & energetic I really appreciate it. thanks for sharing.......


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awwww, Marie.Rose, I am truly happy that you enjoyed my poem. I appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you for your visit.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well you will be always be remembered for many things - too numerous to mention Amy unless you have several screens in order to let me indulge in the many reasons why - but one particular trademark is 'the last line' in each stanza which is repeated - I even 'borrow' that poetic theory in practice from time to time - so the mighty epi-man is not so original after all - lol lol - he borrows only from the best - and it is at this very moment that I bow to you for giving us these profound and eloquent poetic words ........


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

How sweet, Colin. I have had no time at all, until this minute, to even look at the hub. Too many things and a daughter that are driving me round the bend. Maybe that will be my next poem! What I wouldn't give for one day of peace. Sorry, Epi-man. Thank you for your eloquence and divine words both here and in your art.


Tantat-Tartan 5 years ago

Amy,I do so enjoy all of your great poetry offerings.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Tantat-Tartan, thank you so very much for your kind expression. I needed that as I just got a rejection on one I sent to a "poetry" publishing site. Oh well, such is life, artist's are a tough lot...we have to be! So, thank you for the much needed boost!


Tantat-Tartan 5 years ago

you're welcome Amy!


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I have just a moment here Amy....and I must use it to comment here. Oh how incredibly you have put into words the feelings so many of us experience. I would not denigrade this poem, Amy...it is very encompassing and covers so much of what we (so many of the sensitive people) feel. I so relate to so much of your work...I sneak a peak when I can amidst all the turmoil, insanity and barely controlled chaos which is my life at present. It is so difficult to be one who feels so deeply but, I would not live any other way. The highs are so high and, well...we know the other side of that precipice. Upside down and inside out...could it be any other way in this life? I think not!

Thank you so much for saying it for us.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Beautiful Lucky Cats, I miss you so much. I knew chaos would be the ruling factor in your life for awhile. I hope, despite the turmoil, you are happy, dear one. Thank you for making me feel so special by leaving me such a beautiful, heartfelt note. Take care of yourself, my friend, and I hope to see you soon again. Love to you, Lucky Cats.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

What imagery you portray here, stunning. Life is full of ups and downs. No one is protected from them. Look at Charlie Sheen, once recognized as an up and coming talented actor following the footsteps of his father Martin and look at him now.

Coming unglued with life and self destructive? I see the world as a place in flux on a daily basis, we humans are the commanders of our souls and until we LEARN TO GET IT RIGHT we are not only destroying ourselves but the very planet that gives us life.

Thank you for this brilliant piece and the video is self explanatory and an excellent insert. Hugs Bravo/aplaud


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear saddlerider, I appreciate your commments as they are so profoundly true. In fact, I had to go back and re-read my piece to see what I had written to inspire your powerful words, what made you write them here. As a sidenote, I have a friend visiting who immediately said you look like Sean Connery and I showed him your piece about your father, who he immediately pegged as a Samuel Beckett lookalike. I see the resembles as I've always thought of you as 007! Thank you again for coming by and leaving your imprint on my poetry as you improve it just through your brilliant association! Hugs, dear friend


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Amy you are such a precious gem here at the hubs. You shine and radiate like the sun setting to rest over the melting dew from a long day. You have a true artist's heart and I feel the artistry and passion vibrate from each word you pen. You are truly one of my favorite writers here at the hubs both in prose and verse.

I think Sean would be proud of my pictured resemblance in some ironic subtle way. It was taken while I sat writing at my desk by a professional photographer friend of mine, some how she captured some resemblance. Yet I am told I look more like Kenny Rogers in most of my photos.

Regardless it's just me being myself a humble scribe dipping my quill in the ink of life and scorching the awaiting canvas of white below my soul. Thank you for your very kind words, I have much respect for your talent and am very pleased to call you friend. Hugs from one artist to another.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love your poetic style! I admire anyone who can write it - such a gift!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, RealHousewife in St. Louis. What did you think of the snow today? I guess St. Louisans get use to surprises! Thank you for you kind words!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Amy, I LOVE the way you write...you are an original, and I am always stunned by your work. Up and awesome.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Genna, There's not a thing you could say to me that would make me happier...Thank you.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

ANother stepped over gem I missed, I'm sorry. VEry good, a true Amy Becherer original with stylistic hooks. Thank you for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I hope you've been busy having fun, Augustine. I haven't written anything new in about 2 weeks, and not because of all the fun I'm having. Ah, life...

Thanks for thinking of me in your visit.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! Now how about today Amy? Did you get snow as well? Crazy weather! I suppose we should expect a heat wave tomorrow!

It ruined all my plans over the weekend - I was going to take the girls to City Museum but highway 40 was closed in St. Charles! So many accidents!

We just might have to move somewhere warmer Amy!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You got that right, girl. Hey, we made national news last night on Entertainment Tonight. They showed a wedding at Busch Stadium with pouring snow!!! The bridesmaids had strapless dresses on and they were freezing. Oh well, it's never boring! Thanks for venturing out and visiting me!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh gosh glad to;). I love that there is someone else from around here on Hub!

I didn't see the Busch Stadium wedding! That is too much! I would NEVER plan an outdoor wedding in this state! It would rain on me for sure - or well snow;)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I was surprised to see an outdoor wedding, too, esp in March in STL. I bet they were bigshots, too. I cannot imagine what renting Busch Stadium for a wedding would cost!!! Funny. That'll teach em! They probably went to a tropical island honeymoon to warm up! If they're smart, they'll stay!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A gtreat hub and I now look forward to reading much more of your work.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you Eddwen. I'm going to check out your hubs, too. I appreciate your stopping and commentary. Take good care.


lilyfly 5 years ago

Good, very Good! I somehow missed you! This is like my young stuff, when I still felt the need to rhyme... Your really a massive diamond in the rough! Oh, KEEP GOING!!! So very good! Thank you! lily


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear lilyfly, thank you so very much for your comments. Yes, I have only started writing poetry at the hub, once I started reading some other poetry. I am going to look for you here. Again, thank you for your encouragement.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

This certainly one of your best, Amy...an emergence to a new level of awareness in verse. I like it a lot! WB


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Wayne, really? Thank you for giving me that. I like it a lot!

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