5.28.2013

Such is the Flux

Magazine covers with the beauty queens on ‘em
Always end up in the trash
Trendy fashions transform into fads
Nothing lasts
Yeah, we can’t have the good without the bad
No, we can’t be happy without first being sad

Hide your wounded pride inside
Ride those tides
Don’t forget to smile every once in a while
Even though it always seems
Like we’re rolling smoothly
Right into a rut
But, such is the flux of life

Before you start to worry
Please promise me that you’ll see
The opportunity
In every difficulty
When pressure is pushing you down
Just know it’ll come back around
In the meantime…

Hide your wounded pride inside
Ride those tides
Don’t forget to smile every once in a while
Even though it always seems
Like we’re rolling smoothly
Right into a rut
But, such is the flux of life
Such is the flux of life

Endure the downs
Appreciate the ups
Every peak has two valleys

Endure the downs
Appreciate the ups
Every peak has two valleys
A mind devoted to negativity
Is blind to the ubiquitous beauties of reality

Don’t forget to smile every once in a while
Don’t forget to smile every once in a while
Even though it always seems
Like we’re rolling smoothly
Right into a rut
But everything will be all right
Such is the flux of life

60 comments:

  1. nice....its got a nice rhythm to it...would def love to hear you sing it or at least the rhythm you gave it to see if it was the save...its encouraging and uplifting...

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    1. Thanks, Brian. I'll definitely upload the song by the time next week's OLN comes around.

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    2. ha did not remember this one but you def have the beat going on and some wisdom along the way as well...the ups and downs....and hey you did not do to bad on the singing...smiles...its all fun...nice dran out words...smiles.

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    3. Yup, it's all in good fun. Thanks for the kind words as always, Brian.

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  2. what Brian said...
    would love to hear it sung

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  3. So uplifting, almost like a song.

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  4. Every peak has two valleys - and sometimes 4 or more too. It's tough to climb the mountain and fun to roll downhill. This is a delightful poem that makes me want to play on a hillside covered in grass.

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  5. This is very good, Alex. I would like to hear you sing! Perhaps you could do a You-tube video of yourself singing and then share it through blogger.....so true that there are ups and downs in life. Without the downs we would not appreciate the ups. And yes, every peak has two valleys. I really LIKE the words to your song!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'll see if I can figure out how to upload it so you can hear me sing!

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  6. This has great rhythm to it--I don't know how to load a song onto blogger, but if figure it out let me know!! Thanks!

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  7. Upload it to Soundcloud first and then share/embed.
    Would be nice to hear you sing this. Guitar?
    Had my first lesson this weekend and are my fingers sore!
    I reckon I'll have to go over to nylon strings.
    Classical or electric. Not sure yet.

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    1. I don't know how to play the guitar yet but I plan on learning very soon. Thanks, Aprille, I'll try sound cloud.

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    2. & good luck on learning the guitar! :)

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  8. Very nice Alex, I am smiling along with you ~

    Yes, soundcloud would be good start:

    https://soundcloud.com/

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    1. Thanks, Grace, I'll give soundcloud a shot.

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  9. A lot of wisdom :) very nice!

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  10. Cool. I enjoyed this a lot.
    Like we’re rolling smoothly
    Right into a rut
    Ain't it the truth? Such is the flux of life.
    -Mike

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  11. tried to find what din't work here and I can say it all works well...the movement and tone are quite good...a setting

    Peace

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  12. A wise song my friend.

    No, we can’t be happy without first being sad

    Life is a trip between sad and glad. I felt good reading it, and would love to hear it sung.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. I'll post the song next week!

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  13. Good rolling rhythm and a great message! I love it, Alex!

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  14. Have to have both as we surely can't have one without the other if we want growth

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  15. Writing songs is quite different to writing poetry, I believe. Song lyrics often don't do well when viewed trough a poetic lens, but yours can hold their own. I'd love to hear it sung though ...

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  16. Lovely, Alex...I can just imagine sitting and listening to this. You ought to put it up on Soundcloud :)

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    1. In the process of doing that right now!

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  17. Oops...I should have also said...you can imbed soundcloud in blogger :)

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  18. Good song. I look forward to the upload.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & reading my work, Rosemary.

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  19. Like everyone else, I look forward to hearing you sing the words you've written--very nice.

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. It'll be up next Tuesday!

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  21. "Each peak has two valleys"-- great observation and line-- and how true! ~peace, Jason

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  22. enjoyed the voice giving life to your words!!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. A constant state... peaks and troughs...
    You won't hear me sing... not even in the bath...!

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    1. A constant state despite the varying rate, almost like a heartbeat, really. I've always sang in secret so this is new to me, too!

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  24. Excellent poem and song. Your voice is better than Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits so keep on singing

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    1. I will take that as a compliment... I think lol. Thanks for stopping by, Steven!

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  25. First of all, amazing refrains... And I loved the rhymes. There is a certain rhythm to it which indeed provides it a plus factor.

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  26. The lowest lows make the highest highs the highest highest highs makes the lowest lowest lows life is a tide of wave of tide of wave of tide of waves of tide of waves of tide of waves of.....................................................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    1. Love ya! Bet you never got a reply like that:)

      I decided to go through all 104 poems and just let my mind run completely free in the space of an hour or 2. I guess you can say completing another item off a life bucket list. :) I reflect what I see in words. Your words were an excellent flow of what my mind sees as the waves of life! Look forward to reading more from you!

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    2. Ah, I understand. Thanks for the kind words, Kate! Look forward to hearing more from you!

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  27. I love the message here Alex. Great reminder to keep smiling through the ups and downs.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. I'm glad you can take something positive from this.

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