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Oops, There Goes the Baby Grand

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Oops, There Goes the Baby Grand

It's not because of flood or fire,
nothing more than a desire
that's  prompting us to tear apart 
all that we've  established here.

Tired of treadmill tedium
breakfast always at eight am,
walk the dog by nine o'clock,
skim the pool tick tock, tick tock.

Time to find new closets, in which
to re- arrange familiar things, 
possessions, we can find in our sleep
Convenience, imprinted on memory

Decisions now on what we must cull
things we thought we'd always keep.
Oops, there goes the baby grand, 
the price of shipping way too steep.

We know of roads we've yet to take,
new friendships that we've yet to make.
Unseen rainbows and unformed dreams,
leaving behind established routines.

Beyond - a new horizon rises
Freedom comes from letting go
Detachment happens from cutting strings
Mix up the pieces - start again

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 6/27/2016 12:37:00 AM
wow!Just what I needed. A real inspiration Suzanne. I read it because of the title and it was perfect. Thank you so much.
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Date: 3/29/2016 1:13:00 AM
How funny it truly is, just how similar our interests lies. I too am selling my piano, BUT keeping my electronic keyboard so my fingers won't get rusty. ... P.S. Still working on that Glosa, and when it's finished, I like your idea about setting up that blog!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/29/2016 12:50:00 PM
Funny for sure. I took lessons at age 50 because I had always wanted to play. Lately I was becoming rusty and was forgetting a lot of what I learned so I have been sitting down in the middle of all this rush to play for an hour. I have a nice arrangement of Moon River that I have re-polished. Amazing how much I forget if I don't practise. Hope you are making progress with your move.
Date: 3/28/2016 7:35:00 PM
Hi Suzanne, great Poem, good luck on the move, Oh! I do know what that is like, hope you find everything after, I always find that I lose things, hope you are well, take care......Vera
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 10:18:00 PM
Nice to see you Vera: thanks for the encouraging words and Say Hi to Peter. SuZ
Date: 3/27/2016 11:33:00 PM
We all have to take decisions. But if you are a piano player I would get that baby gramd.
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Date: 3/28/2016 10:16:00 PM
Hi Victor: We may still take it with us. No one has answered Our Craig's list Ad yet. SuZ
Date: 3/27/2016 6:42:00 PM
oh my what an ending. mix it all up and start again. I had thought we would be moving to another part of Utah. So happy Joe decided against it. I know you are moving to the mainland. Remind me where again. I love how you wrote about your life here.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 10:12:00 PM
Hi Andrea: I appreciate you taking time to read and comment. I think I sent you an email about where we are moving to. Cheers, SuZ
Date: 3/23/2016 2:59:00 PM
This one caught me. Me entirely, I was totally into it and loved it. You know me I love poetry that rhymes and makes sence. It touched me personally with me going through something similar. How much do I like it? I'm going to fav it. and I don't fav everything. But this ones impressive.
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Date: 3/23/2016 3:02:00 PM
I like the way you put things in places.
Date: 3/22/2016 3:19:00 PM
Hi Suzanne, What a great take on moving / moving on. Insightful, nice lyrical flow, very well crafted and smart. Cheers, Brian
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 10:10:00 PM
Thank you,Brian: I appreciate you taking time to read and comment. Cheers, SuZ
Date: 3/22/2016 3:18:00 AM
I love this attitude you have towards the move, Suz. I myself am quite excited to downsize, and get rid of 15 years worth of clutter ... it may seem extreme at first, but having less is refreshing on the soul ... and think on the bright side ... less to dust and clean! "Oops, There Goes the Baby Grand" ... your title is also quite memorable. I'll be back to read this again, as it is very relevant to my situation as well!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 10:08:00 PM
Parallel experiences , Tim: I agree it is good to go through the clutter. I have an electronic keyboard that is much more portable so I will still be able to practice thank goodness
Date: 3/22/2016 3:01:00 AM
Excellent write, Suz. Freedom does come from letting go. T.J
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 10:01:00 PM
Many thanks Teppo: I haven't been spending much time here lately but I sure appreciate you reading and commenting. Sending smiles. SuZ
Date: 3/22/2016 1:18:00 AM
Hello Suzanne ... moving base calls for desperate measures and sometimes the cuts are deep - thank you - Lindsay
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/28/2016 9:56:00 PM
Thanks so much, Laurie : for taking time to comment. Always valued. Best, SuZ