The Three Lives of Maggie McGuire

A Tryptich Poem Dedicated to Magnoliazz...My friend and fan on Hub Pages. And Possibly three less than cooperative friendliess who get her goats.


I : MAGGIE BY THE SEA

She said it came to her in a dream,
These were the words
Came to call her name

We all have a garden
That is hidden down deep
That we have sewn curiosity
Then nurtured with our weep
We all have a garden
That is hidden down deep
That we cultivated softly
And then we violently reap

Many from the land that talked of the sea
Walked through the shores of their destiny
Sold their dreams for a place in the sky
They were robbed of life and a place to die
Let the elders tell us
Tell us of the Eve
Let our fathers
Never be deceived...

And those who search for the life supreme
Were given the honors of saints like eve
And so they traveled fast and far
To a mystical place behind the stars
Watch the sun sink
Let us gather, let us be
Never to be named
But never to be restrained...

She said it came to her in a dream,
These were the words
Came to call her name

We all have a garden
That is hidden down deep
That we have sewn curiosity
Then nurtured with our weep
We all have a garden
That is hidden down deep
That we cultivated softly
And then we violently reap

So the lives of those who were without
Were sent through the land to wander about
And on the dawn of the annual screaming
One will rise like the saints of eve
As light encircles
Entrances those surrounding
In the flames
In her flame
In the light
By the sea

II : MAGNOLIA THAT WAY NOW

Your gaze hovers in the thunderclouds
Around jagged slopes
And chasms within me
Subtle the weaver of webs
The canyon quakes again
Snuggle beside me for a while
She said come to bed

Rich is the man with songs to sing
And stories to recite
He will seek wealth only to remain
In poverty to his delight
Why follow such well worn trails after all
That is no destiny
If you really want inside me again
Follow the love you left on the winds
Then wait she said

If I come
Then I am yours for the asking
If not then I will never return again...

The ram batters its way soul deep
Someone asks for their drink
Offering some smoke and a candlestick
Shaking a rich man with honest palms
And knowing that this is why drinking
And driving do not mix
She is introduced to someone
Or something
What was their name she asks

I just don't remember it
That way now...

Serving fresh made coffee with cream
It is all very strong
And hearing the cries of children in the
Invisible present time distance
She feels the limitations of her existance
She asks what is this love?
Was it ever real or free?
Then turns towards some little sound

Your gaze hangs in the thunder clouds
Distracted by the lightning somehow
Ominous but weakening in the shared joy
Of breaking bread
That you once
Gave me a chance
Yet somehow

But I just don't remember it
That way now...

III : MILADY OF THE LAKESIDE

Like little birds of a feather
That meet in the night
Hearts beating rhythms as
They take flight
Milady wears a gown of the sky
And there is nothing in her heart she need hide

Dressed in shooting stars
With eyes of the moon
A mirror for the souls sides
Cry for a moment then in jest
With the wink of an eye
She is at my side
Just me and Milady of the Lakeside

To the daughter of a song unsung
She is meeting and dreaming
Of things beyond the Earthly
Of things divine yet worldly
Yes Milady is a sensual pearl
She is just looking for another world

A kiss upon the wind
A change in the flow of tears
As the dawn sleeps taking her hand
She makes her wish and
She drifts off from this place and time
Just me and Milady of the Lakeside

Like a memory kept safely stored
In a chest of dreams
To return and retire
To be closer and freer
With the long traveled passage of time
Milady sings of the Winters fires
And her long lost forgotten desires

Toward the child in heart
A spark of life in the trees
A bird whistles in the tongues of witches
To this lovers song
Milady dreams of the Mother moon
And she sings an ancient forgotten tune
She forever dances on the ripples of her love shines
Just me and Milady of the Lakeside

Sometimes living
Sometimes lost
Questioning her yesterdays
And all the paths she had crossed
Sometimes I see her walking in shadows
Sometimes I see her looking for a new tomorrow

She is
Just looking for another place and time
Just me and Milady of the Lakeside
Just me and Milady of the Lakeside


( This is Dedicated to my Soul Sister on Hubpages known as Magnoliazz.
It should be noted that most of the time a single poem is sufficient when
writing to honor and individual in prose. But in the case of my animal loving
and truth seeking friend of both man and goats alike, the universe kept
nagging me and over the course of several weeks this tryptich ode was
thus crafted. Magnoliazz - you will have to judge for yourself what if any
signifigance the three poems have for you. I as always am just guided by
the savage forces of art. Maybe I was channelling Feebie, Flow, and Frantic.
And for those of you who are asking 'Who?' - it is a very inside joke. Love
is the Will Magnoliazz...Love is the Law....It Ain't Over 'Till Its Over. Blake4d.)

Magnoliazz I have found the answer to your goat problems, And this monkey is in India, So Dreamreachout can get a hold of him for you. LOL

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

I am pretty sure I hear Procol Harum playing a "Whiter Shade of Pale" somewhere off in the distance. WB


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

You are so weird WB. What are you stalking me, I only posted this like ten seconds ago. LOL

You could be next. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


ralwus 6 years ago

Yes. WB is right. Most intriguing blake. I'm sure she will love it as do I that lion up there.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I had to look up Procol Harum, sorry the reference was lost on me. I was actually going more for an Animals / meets Harry Chapin or Don Mclean thing. But I can see where it is relative, thanx for compliments guys.

And I probably aint thanked you Ralwus for most of the times you pop in and check my stuff out. Thank you , I know you do really read things...love em or hate em. ;-)

Keep on Hubbing gentlemen. Blake4d


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Blake, I am very happy now that you have a hub dedicated to dear Magzz!! She is a wonderful person and an even better buddy!! Thanx so much for the hub!! Cheers!!


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thank you DR...it is one of my goals to do dedications for a whole list of personal friends colleagues etc...but I am not doing it on anything but a creatively inspired time schedule. Don't worry, all good things come to those from Blake4d. I mean that wait...LOL

Keep on Hubbing DR. Blake4d


Marina Lester 6 years ago

Very interesting write, I enjoyed the many images you sketched in my mind with words, thank you :)


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Thank you Blake, I am moved to tears!

I so so honored and touched by this Blake...I don't even know what to say! No one has even done something like this for me, or made me feel this way.

Your talent just blows me away time and time again! I never get over your genius with words. You had me hooked with Drift Woods! I have to go back and re-read it every week or so, and this poem will be the same. It's BEAUTIFUL! I have been going through some tough things at work and this has lifted my spirits so much, I cannot even tell you.

And...thank you for the goat video...I love your sense of humor! LOL...DRO will love this too...the Goat Goddess would approve! If Feebie, Flow and Frantic only knew what they have started! LOL!

Thanks again Blake, I just feel so lucky that I have you and Dreamreachout here. Many people go through life and never meet someone as true and decent as you two.

XOXOX Love and Happiness to you, and to your Mom too, what an amazing woman she is to have raised a son like you!


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Magzz, I will quote from "Gitanjali", the wonderful poem from the Great Indian Poet, Rabindranath Tagore, to define Blake .. "When the mind is without fear and the head is held high ... " thats Blake!!


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Yes, Dream I think you are right. He is a Gemini, a very complex and intelligent person. Where does this all come from? Sometimes I really do believe we have lived before and if that is true, I am sure Blake was a famous poet and writer.

Dreamreachout, what sign were you born under? I bet you are a Libra.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I believe I may have lived in another life as a one legged duck. Why the universe would need to have me remember that I would not try to explain.

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Magzz, you got it right!! I am a libran but how did you know??!!


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Just an update...

Thanks to Festus the billygoat, Feebie, Flow and Frantic became mothers for the first time. There are now 3 baby goats in the barn. Flower, Freya and Fitzy Face are doing well and have reached all goat mile stones. They are both frisky and fearless and really naughty too! I have threatened them with a summer goat roast, and of course you will be invited....LOL...Dreamreachout as well.

It was good to see you again, you are still the best poet on Hubpages!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Wow they are some frisky like suckers aren't they Magnoliazz. But goats are known to respond much tothreats if I understand right. Better off just poking them in the rear end with a stick until it makes them pissed off. Then run...Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin

LOL..some goat herder you would be!

All you need to do is get some food, and they will do whatever you want....as long as the food does not run out.


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx, Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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