Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Steel Ball #POETRY #FREEVERSE #TEXAS #MOTION w/ #JoanArmatrading "Save Me" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #ILovU #AsUR

Turtle Creek by Diana Mary Sharpton Photography


“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

― Martha Graham

We have all had moments in our lives where choice impacted it so dramatically that seconds later one realizes their journey was moved into a different direction or sphere. It's at the crossroad of life. Some people this means a fall from grace or even death, others a change in country, face and/or new opportunities.... so many things are interwoven in choice that with the flick of a switch it is a life altering set of circumstances.

The brutality of this choice is in the only question one can ask. If you were given the chance would you choose the same action? And if the answer is "YES", then there is a second question, what will you make of it?

I finally found a brilliant song that speaks to this type of moment in life, the fear of change and to my poem "The Steel Ball" below. The artist is Joan Armatrading with her spectacular song titled "Save Me".  

Joan is a singer, songwriter from the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. Her genre is rock, pop, folk rock, blues and the video was uploaded on Jul 31, 2018, by Joan Armatrading - Topic

I have added the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

The Steel Ball
by Diana Mary Sharpton

A steel ball rolls diagonally across a bench,
Faster, to an edge it must swiftly reach.
Metal on metal, a screech echoes in demur regret,
Gravity pulls, inward, sounds as it accelerates.
Motion yields to its build in speed,
Nearly stopped at the edge; as if to take heed.
Seconds pass shifting into a faceless dive,
Over the edge it falls, a refugee’s flight,
Downward, rapidly, speed comes alive,
Screaming, through time in a veil, disguising sight.
It hits the floor in furious velocity,
Propelling up, akin to keys thrown upon wind and sky!
Falling, fingers reach toward a corner flying by,
Touching, slipping quickly away from hold,
Half-way between the second and first, the story’s told,
Nothing to grab, encapsulated within space in flight,
Plunging into a painful free fall, the end approach’s sight,
A quarter past this time,
Nothing to grab, on a ship naturally misaligned,
Bounce, Bounce, and then it continues to rolls,
Quietly to arrive at rest as life unfolds.
© copywrite by Diana Mary Sharpton

Save Me
Joan Armatrading

Caught up in a whirling motion
Such a strange sensation
The currents uncertain
Like sails of a mill
I spin
Like wheels I move in a circle
While you stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Intimacy and affection
In this game of chance
I forfeit
Full hand of love
With no counters
Like a moth
With no flame
To persuade me
Like blood in the rain
Running thin
While you stand on the inside
Looking in
Save me
Inside looking in
Complete in yourself
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading / Pam Nestor
Save Me lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.

Thank you for your continued support. Music and poetry is a language... listen and read carefully...

Diana Mary Sharpton

I need you in my life... to be my dear friend, love and lover. I lifeline is there...

1.)   Photography: Turtle Creek by Diana Mary Sharpton Photography
2.) Video:
3.) Lyrics: see above

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