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I don’t know how to sing the blues

July9

borrowed, with gratitude from, Humans of New York : http://lnkd.in/bgtFJi5

the rest is me. sometimes we need examples of who not to be and what not to do.

some people channel such BULLSHIT through their lives.

so… that got me to the following:

Joanne has cancer. I spend almost every minute of the day willing her to be healed. I would take every ounce of strength I have and infuse her with it. I would give her every last drop of blood and white blood cells I can generate. I would carry her to the top of the mountain if I thought God could hear me more clearly.

this morning I ventured out to Starbucks in my Jeep. I often do annoying things that might include singing country songs at the top of my voice out of key, pray, play music loud (my current favorite to the horror of my neighborhood) is, What It’s Like (not a country song) by Everlast, from the Whitey Ford Sings the Blues album. it fits nicely with an open-air Jeep Wrangler (in Milton, Georgia this is the new Porsche).

a prayer popped into my head. then I realized it was a poem. then thought it might be a prayer. but, $@&% it… I meant it.

I love God He keeps me on my feet I love God He does not know the meaning of defeat I love God He keeps me on my toes I love God he is the architect of my woes I love God He makes me strong I love God He confuses my understanding of luck and fortuna I love God I beg him to make Jo well Soona (that was me rollin a bit ghetto).

so… what if poems are a form of prayer? does that mean stupid poems possess the potential to piss off God? if it makes me feel better, I think that’s a good sign.

…this reminds me… I wish Brandon, the creator and curator of Human of New York, would offer a method other than TUMBLR to share his own efforts. I wonder if he hears me?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

Did God give us English or does the language help us define Him

January16

can you imagine one day a robot writing poetry? would you listen to a robot serve-up a sermon from the pulpit?

On Jan 10, 2014, at 12:27 PM, John Stein <john.stein@johnjstein.com> wrote:

Can you shed some light on your comment?

“If you are convinced the idea (not so much the concept) and approach are unique enough lets put some hard thinking behind fueling the effort.”
What is the difference, in your mind, of an idea vs. concept?
Peace and favor,
John

perhaps an idea is the primordial inspiration. that eureka moment.

I then view concept as the next evolutionary step.

that brings into perspective the conceiving of an idea. leveraging a dictionary will probably result in the discovery that the words are likely synonyms for one another. however, I prefer my thinking.

I love cars. Someone has an idea for a new version. they create a mold for a concept that evolves into the prototype. maybe we see the vehicle on the road, whether it’s a good idea, or not.

we make of such things, as we will. God gave us discernment, and the will to use it. how we do so might define our creativity. what we were made to do.

the potential for word-play endless.

that said, one of my favorite example might end-up “being” the evolution of Artificial Intelligence” (“AI”). at what point will the mote in Gods eye transect with other creation? will AI (or androids, for example) develop independent or unique thought? can you imagine one day a robot writing poetry? would you listen to a robot serve-up a sermon from the pulpit?

the brilliance of our English language includes the wholesale and creative liberties it affords us all, collectively.

Launched unapologetically from my u·biq·ui·tous mobile device

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian partick cork

is Self Reliance it’s own principle or quality?

March28

is Self Reliance it’s own principle or quality?

questions and answers.

“Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

that from “Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

it’s become something of an obvious point for me of late, if not a raison d’être.

a great life is always fronted by good questions. half the pleasure is finding the answers. the other half is spent realizing answers should lead to yet more questions.

but there are similarities: the futile feeding of the bottomless beast and the unavoidable psychological implications, the immediate hit of the new that feels like an orgasm and the inevitable coming-down.

the quest. questing. questioning.

that’s the plight, curse, course, option, existence, of the Heterodox.

we dictate our own fate by a river of decisions and actions. that’s fueled by discernment. there’s the gift. self reliance might be the best question or answer.

…oh my God.

so… reader… how might you interpret that final line?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

joanne reads like poetry

March15

are poems meant to be an opus?

life plays-out like an opus.

can change always be good? its unavoidable. more so change, hopefully, good.

I’m wondering how poetry can fit into the evolution of life.

what is the hell is “poetic justice”? that’s a bit of random thinking. however, it just struck me as I was preparing to stop tapping and launch this post. so, I’m exploring that.

all that said, the point of this post is founded with:

“The days will continue to flee, and we shall want for their passing with each missed opportunity”.

I’m listening to Fall At Your Feet (again) by Crowded House. But also, You’ll Never Walk Alone for Liverpool FC! life is such a beautiful game, poetry adds beauty and balance to it. and, it turns out that Soccer (proper football) is referred to globally as “the beautiful game”. and, a great moment in soccer is more often referred to as, “poetic”.

you may be wondering what this has to do with Joanne, at least from a post title perspective. the answer is specifically nothing and everything. it all depends on how you read it, or say it, or interpret it.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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