Stage By Stage

STAGE BY STAGE

All simply a play
Once the actors leave the stage
No one to punish

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on July 28, 2015, in Poetry, Senryu and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. SCENE BY SCENE

    Words tell the story
    Roles are exchanged for realness
    All are punish-ed

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    • life is a b movie
      it’s stupid and it’s strange
      a directionless story
      and the dialogue is lame
      but in the he said she said
      sometimes there’s some poetry
      if you turn your back long enough
      and let it happen naturally
      oh, yeah
      hell yeah

      i got a face like a limp handshake
      hair like an accident scene
      i’ve been waking up slowly
      savoring the same old dream
      and somewhere between
      the folds of your memory
      i was sleeping soundly
      oh, yeah
      hell yeah

      ’cause i like you
      but i know you don’t know it
      i like you so much,
      i talk to everyone but you
      and i wonder
      what you would think of this little number
      i wonder
      what you would say if you knew

      if you don’t ask the right questions
      every answer feels wrong
      i was a terrible waitress
      so i started to write songs
      and i don’t know how i feel
      but i wonder if you feel like me
      do you ever get wrapped up
      in the folds of my memory
      oh, yeah
      hell, yeah

      ’cause i like you
      but i know you don’t know it
      i like you so much
      i talk to everyone but you
      and i wonder
      what you would think of this little number
      yeah i wonder
      what you would say if you knew

      there’s a river of people
      that runs past my eyes
      and it’s beautiful enough
      just to watch it go by
      but the trouble with water is
      she’ll always leave you for gravity
      i never even told you
      i had a crush on you or anything
      oh, yeah
      hell yeah

      life is a b movie
      it’s stupid and it’s strange
      a directionless story
      and the dialogue is lame
      but in the he said she said
      sometimes there’s some poetry
      if you turn your back long enough
      and let it happen naturally
      oh, yeah
      hell yeah

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      • What a profound dissection of the human condition. The perfect description of the world of the “b” movie existence.

        I must watch the LINK that accompanied it. Will get back to you on what I find there.

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      • One of my (many) favourite songs of hers. And love the other serendipitous message here in the on stage rendition:

        “I don’t know what I’m doing … Just pretend you didn’t make a mistake and they will never know.”

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      • I hope my story is not like a “b” movie. It seems to jam-packed with too much that you never think will ever happen in your life EVER, but those things have & keep on happening without Notice. Of course, that is one of the rules: ONE IS EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION nor DOES ONE EXPECT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN OUT OF NO WHERE BLIND-SIDING ONE WITH INTENSITY BEYOND WHAT ONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ENDURE.

        Now as to the above Video, what a wild & crazy singer & assuming songwriter. How I love the different & the unusual. You are a traveler who goes down those special roads and discovers the hidden mysteries. Thank you. Will listen to more of Ani DiFranco later. Presently, watching the film THE TRIP. Looking for a film to review for Expats Post. Have three other films in line but haven’t made a decision on the one I want to work on now.

        Hope you had a Great day & have a Great evening. jk ❤

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    • Thank you. You two too. 🙂

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  2. No, I don’t think people pay as close attention to other people as we think they do, unless they are stalkers, then I would change my evaluation. People pay more attention to their own selves & how they reflect off of others around them.

    I will clarify, these are only some of the people, those who are self-absorbed. Not all of us act that way or feel that way. Some of us are draw to trying to understand all of what is around us, going as far as out into the Universe & beyond into the unknown & into the Other Side of our reality & illusions.

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  3. Each approach has its champions; some folk give home to more than one I think.

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