Takin' It In

Got it goin' on, yeah, the world by the tail

Fingertips that touch like reading braille

God, I believe, here lies the holy grail

Takin' it in, yes, yes, every detail

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Strong like wood, stands without fail

Keep 'em in line yet still on the trail

No apologies for the train you derail

Takin' it in, yes, yes, every detail

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Plan with a mission on a grand scale

Gentle, warm breeze mounts to a gale

Leave 'em hooked, afraid to exhale

Takin' it in, yes, yes, every detail

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Play sleight of hand, beyond the pale

Snake eyes that see from behind a veil

Too far from shore without a sail

Takin' it in, yes, yes, every detail

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Armed to the teeth and ready to bail

Return to sender, it's in the male

You taught me, well, here's the nail

Takin' it in, yes, yes, every detail

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I like your style; great cadence in the way you write, almost lyrical...not almost, it is lyrical. Great job Amy!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You are too kind, Bill. I appreciate your positive attitude and upbeat demeanor. I always look forward to your feedback. You are an inspiration! Thank you so much, my friend.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

You know, this would play well in a song. All your poems have a stanza that repeats and sets the tone for each piece. Now, your video music choices give us insights into the mood and beat. Sounds like your letting someone know they can have a bitter taste of their own medicine, the same way they showed you.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yep, Augustine, and it doesn't pertain, of course, to all men. It seems like there are quite a few, though, on a power trip of one sort or another. Women do too, but this is strictly from my vantage point. I hope it doesn't come across bitter, because it is not intended to be so. More, it is a statement about awareness, learning and refusing to be a victim. Kind of a statement about responsibility and women taking back their own power. Too many people play games. Time is too short to allow anyone to highjack their life. Didn't mean to get off on a tangent, A.A.

I appreciate your support and sincerity. You make me want to keep writing. Thank you, Augustine.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

No bitterness detected. I got the impression that you're just returning the favor. You learned the hard way, and now you have the chance to "train the trainer." Poor bastard....not!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Wow, Amy, this is dynamite in both lyrics and lilt. I can almost hear Annie Lennox doing it justice with a haunting melody. Go get 'em. tiger!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Augustine, you've got me laughing out loud and I can't think of a better way to start the day. Thank you!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

drbj, And you've got me laughing, too! "Go get 'em, tiger" is officially my new mantra. On a serious note, drbj, I'm now relying on my gut and my brain. I am accountable and responsible for my own life today. No more excuses, or blame, or comfortably numb, as in the past. I'm on fire, thanks to the support and encouragement of friends, like you. Thank you


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writinginalaska 4 years ago from southeast Alaska

love the way you rhymne, you GO girl!! lvh


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Love your comment and appreciate your time, writinginalaska!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This has lots of rhythm to it just needs music.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jeez, Gypsy, I can't even imagine how exciting it would be to create the lyrics to a song! Now, that would be awesome! Thank you for your great comment.


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Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Amy my friend - I'll echo whats been said "Go get 'em, tiger" ... Your words share a story everyone with a heartbeat has felt at some time or in some way or another... you captured the mood as you always do... great piece... Now... "Go get 'em, tiger" and create for yourself some true inner peace. Life is good! mnmmwwwaaa


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

mmmmwwwaaa, back at ya, Neil. Thank you for your warm, supportive words. I'd say it doesn't get any better than attaining true inner peace. It's what the world needs now.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I love the fact you are back writing your 'power' lyrics. There is a brilliant cadence, a deep theme and a no- nonsense approach to your poetry . I love the recurring line which is your signature - your words sear like a red hot poker and every piece is a resounding success. Bravo! I love it when you are prolific! Xoxo


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It seems like, at the end of a long day with a frantic pace, especially one caloric chocked with frustration, my brain is on hyper-drive and I cannot sleep. That's the time when brainstorming and writing provides a cathartic release like Ambien without the side effects. My paint brushes sit silent until I am calm. It may be awhile!

I always count on you, Docmo, the best person I know, to "get it". At the end of my "power" lyrics, I've worked through and learned something. While anger is an element of the process, bitterness is not the end result. Remembering the anger motivates my message, but a sense of appreciation for the excitement and good I experienced also always leaves me feeling alive. I love your brilliant mind and sensitive soul that listens, takes it in and understands. Your words make me so happy to know you, Mohan.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Btw I sent you a Facebook friend request :-)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I'm saving the best for last.


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Reminds me of when I was younger and trusted friends, misplaced loyalties and now America has let us all down. Great write and it all reminds me of how little most do to change things too. Loved it!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It's too bad there aren't fine minds like yours in government, BobbiRant. You have great forethought, something I see lacking in all the so-called "great minds" at the top. I've noticed that you always spot the subterfuge that lies beneath the surface in writing. Love your comments. They are an inspiration in themselves.


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epigramman 4 years ago

you have it all Amy - style and substance that few people I know can match - and your philosophical depth in your writing takes the poetic art form to another new and higher level - sublime writer you are - lake erie time 1:33pm


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

What an uncanny parallel universe! I just wrote you a response to your comment prior to this one that uses the word "sublime". Our paths just crossed, Colin!

Writing is emotional, tactile, cerebral and universal. It is one of the most fulfilling endeavors I have ever done. Missouri is known as "the show me state" and what better way is there than writing or painting or music? The arts are where it's at!

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