Monday, September 24, 2007

The Key

I’m looking for a key. One which will open the secret of a life I seek, but cannot find. The key to total happiness.

I’m trying to find the key in which to sing my song. The key which will carry my melody. The key which everyone can reach, so we can all sing in in harmony.

I’ve lost a key. What happened to the key to my box? The box of treasures which I am saving for the day when I need to remind myself how lucky I’ve been. Please help me find my key.

Somewhere there is a key to break my code. The code I was given in the cradle. The code which explains who I am and why I’m here. The key to me.

My arch of life would be nothing but a pile of bricks without a keystone to hold each side in place. One small stone, which if removed, would send my life crashing down around me.

I have a key which winds my clock. The clock within me. I must look after my key. Unless I wind my clock, my pendulum of life will stop.

Key means vital, fundamental,
Basic, main and quintessential.
Key means major, key means crucial
My keys to me are ever central.


Fellow Islanders! You’ve come this far - why not wander round for a while!

26 comments:

  1. Applause for the master. I loved it. Hope you found your key.

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  2. Keith did you write this? I love it and it is great. Hey I thought I was your key lol totally kidding with you my dear cheffie.

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  3. Hi Tim!

    Thanks for dropping in to see what your 'ole Dad's up to!

    You offering me a bottle of wine?

    Have a good time in the US next week.Keep an eye open for the mad Helium bunch!

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  4. Marja - the only locks I've got are the ones on my head! Which reminds me, I need a haircut.

    Jadey sweetheart! This is fiction -you are fact!

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  5. the key to total happiness - let me know what it is when you find it :)

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  6. It's always best to build your foundation of self on a good solid ground lest your foundation be rocked by that which would not support you.

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  7. I enjoyed this! Thanks.

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  8. I liked this a lot. Food for thought. Isn't this true for many of us...looking for that key. Good job!

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  9. Your verse speaks out. One thoughtful post.

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  10. Great piece Keith! I really like how you have the key, loose the key, search and know how crucial the key to your life is... Beautiful!

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  11. "Unless I wind my clock, my pendulum of life will stop."
    oh very nicely written.
    liked this a lot.

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  12. I like this poem, pointing to what's crucial to a successful life. Well done.

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  13. Ah, Keith, you are a puzzle. This free verse is wonderful and so strong. I must tell you though we all search for happiness. I have found that it is fleeting if not unreal. Keep looking and wind that clock my friend. Beautiful!

    love-bd

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  14. Keeping the clock wound is key to living...nice poem, Keith.

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  15. Can I help you look, Keith? I'm an Islander, can I help?

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  16. The key is inside of you my dear friend and I know that you know that!

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  17. A strong cuppa coffee? Keeps my clock wound :) Thanks for sharing. I've been browsing your site- interesting world!

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  18. hmmmm.... think we'd all
    like to find that magical
    key, the one that tells
    me what I want and what
    I need...

    a wonderful post, I
    thoroughly enjoyed it.

    thank you

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  19. An enjoyable read.

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.

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  20. Wouldn't we all like to find the key to total happiness ... I especially like:

    My arch of life would be nothing but a pile of bricks without a keystone to hold each side in place. One small stone, which if removed, would send my life crashing down around me.

    Beautiful.

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  21. I like your Style of writing Keith. It's interesting and has an easy flow about it.
    I joined Writers Island to try and improve my writing and reading others works have helped immensely.
    Thank you for stopping by with helpful comments..
    Peace, Kai

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  22. Hi Keith! Really beautiful writing and message. And I love the lines "the key which everyone can reach, so we can all sing in harmony" and "My arch of life would be nothing but a pile of bricks without a keystone to hold each side in place." Awesome!
    :)

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  23. Lovely take on the prompt. I like the part about winding the clock within you.

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  24. Somewhere there is a key to break my code. The code I was given in the cradle. The code which explains who I am and why I’m here. - i LOVE these lines! so true for each and every one of us.

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  25. I believe this one goes way beyond rambling.

    Did I hear that a relative of yours is coming to the States! I'll be on the lookout!

    -J

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