Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Post 1640. Wednesday November 22




I’m searching for the key, the one to unlock the secret of the life I seek, but cannot find. The key I was given in the cradle, the key to me. Where is the key to the box of memories that reminds where I’ve been? The key to total happiness, the key in which to sing a song that all can reach so we can sing in harmony.

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

I need the key that winds my clock. Without it, the pendulum of life will stop.




Thank you, Rochelle, for hosting, and providing the picture prompt
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63 comments:

  1. That would be one valuable key - we're all searching for one just like it. Nicely put Keith.

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  2. Does the key wind the clock or decode the cipher? Nice one, Keith

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    1. It's the key to everything. Thanks Neil

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  3. Dear Keith,

    I like where you took my mess. Full of metaphor and possibility. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I know you took the picture but I admire you for admitting it was your mess! Thanks once again Rochelle.

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    2. Mess or no, it made a dandy prompt. My story is over here: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/11/22/17-november-2017/

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  4. Wow - great take on the photo prompt. I really enjoyed reading this, Keith.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. That's really appreciated. Thank you Susan.

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  5. An amazing last line, nicely done!

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  6. I'm still trying to decide if it's a metaphorical key, an actual key, or a musical key.

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    1. It's the key to everything, real or imagined. Cheers James

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  7. I love the way you use the multiple meanings of the word key. Morphing from prose into poetry just adds to the richness. It's almost as though the musical meaning has won, as your words become a song.

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    1. Music usually wins, it's the universal panacea. Thanks for your considered thoughts Penny.

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  8. I love this one, Keith. Full of contemplation. Nicely done.

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  9. Philosophical and wonderful.

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    1. That's very kind of you Liz, thank you

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  10. The key to everything would be the most prizez possession indeed. Not one to be misplaced or stolen!

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    1. It's certainly worth having a spare! Thanks Dale

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  11. profound and wonderfully written

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  12. What a delightfully different take, Keith. Thoughtful, and well-expressed.

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    1. Quite a compliment Linda and much appreciated.

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  13. That's a key i'd love to find, too.

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  14. That's a very profound piece, Keith. Well done.

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  15. Nice! Most of us are searching for our own key.

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  16. There is an old joke prevalent in India: The ultimate key to happiness is - Saanu key (Loosely translated from Punjabi as - What is it to us? Or Why should we bother?)

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  17. A special key... indeed. Probably the only one that matters.

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    1. Without it we remain locked inside ourselves - wow, that was profound for me! Chera Vivian

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  18. This touched deep. Incredible piece!

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  19. The key is the one we always need to keep looking for... and I think there will be a day when it's lost forever.

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    1. Regretably, that is inevitable. Thanks brudberg

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  20. This might be the key you are looking for... I posted a picture of it ;-D

    https://msskyfall.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/the-key/

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    1. I went, I read, I enjoyed! Now I know where the key is!

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  21. Let's hope we all have the chance to find our own key at some point in our lives, that spark that gives us meaning. Nicely done Keith

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    1. I hadn't thought about it until I wrote this and now I'm getting a little worried! Cheers Lynn

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  22. When you find it if you feel like sharing it I would love a go. Lovely take on the prompt.

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    1. I'll let you know if I do - share and share alike!

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  23. A very philosophical flash. Nice one.

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  24. Oh it would be awful to have lost the key to everything you hold dear. I hope he finds it.

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    1. It was bad enough when I lost my car keys last week! Cheers Sarah

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  25. Wow, Keyth, yer a poet! Very cool take and good luck finding life's key amongst life's clutter.

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    1. So, I'm a poet and I didn't know it! Thanks so much, cheers

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  26. Yes, a vital key. I wrote a poem just this past week on my poetry blog. It is titled "I Am a Key." We must have been traveling the same thought plane.

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    1. It certainly seems so Susie! Thank you

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  27. Insightful ramblings today, Keith.

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  28. Well done, Keith. We'd all like to make sure we have that key. Some may have to earn it. It's like the silver spoon. Some are born with it. Good writing. :) --- Suzanne

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