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Friday, March 23, 2007

Poetry Friday! ("step")

Thanks for the word, Mona!
stepping out
step dancing
learning step-by-step
step together step clap
stepping in time
without sidestepping anyone
or stepping on your toes
i'm all about baby steps
slowly and carefully
up the stepladder
it's a two-step problem
and i've such a high instep
step in for me?
i'm stepping aside!
I really have no idea of what this is all about! Perhaps it expresses how I am so not a risk taker and how I depend on others who help me. I am reticent in my approach to learning new things. Sometimes I venture out into the world for a brief time, and then retreat into the safety zone and am quite okay with letting others go ahead of me. When people run me down, I withdraw more and take it to heart. Guess I'm a gentle and sensitive soul!
Any other thoughts as to what it could mean for anyone?



Blogger Rapunzel said...

Just wanted you to know that I have nominated your blog for a Thinking Blog Award. :-)

You can read more about it here:

Friday, March 23, 2007

Blogger steve said...

"slowwwwlyyy I T-T-Turned

Friday, March 23, 2007

Anonymous David said...

hmm. 1 small step for MOI; 1 giant leap for the Blogosphere? :-)

"The longest journey begins with the first step" is an ancient Chinese proverb.

sometimes we can make great strides over time by taking small steps along the way.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

It's a cool word association, or rather, phrase association.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

A friend turned me on to a neat little toy called Visual DNA. It's the most interesting self assessment I've seen that you do to generate something to post in your website. In the final result they provide a character analysis as well. It would be interested to see what comes out compared with the self analysis you've given here.

Kilroy was here!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Thank you so much and for the lovely description of my blog! I am honoured. I am finding it difficult to pick just 5 blogs I read that make me think, for they all do in their own way.

Steve: I knew you'd say that! The 3 Stooges I loved! Curly was my favourite! Was that part of the Niagara Falls sketch?

David: Spoken like the wise sage David from D.C.! I agree that it's the Long Journey that you measure.

Nancy: Thanks for the visit and comment, Nancy! Actually, I found this one difficult to do.

Kilroy: Thanks for the visit. That sounds interesting. I'll check it out if you have it posted. There sure are a ton of surveys and tests you can take online!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Blogger Pauline said...

I'd say you did a fine job assessing your use of the word - there are those of us who step off the edge, and those of us who step back. Can't wait to see what you'd do with the word jump! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Blogger gr said...

yes, you are a gentle and sensitive soul, silly too

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I really got from this post the work involved in doing something,'s not giving up, and the gradual incline of this step/that step. I love free-writes like this!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

When I read the poem, my thoughts were that you were in there, part of life, leading the dance, yet there was a part of you that wanted someone else to take over, to 'step into your shoes' (maybe take on the pain and physical problems?) so that you could rest-up...

anywhere close?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

definitely a step in the right direction. :-)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Blogger Stephen Newton said...

Sidestep, twostep, slip, sliding along. It's OK, Mother, I think you have it knocked.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

I think it was great and your thoughts about it even greater.
Btw: Funny you post about steps as I was in Rome to see the Spanish Steps yesterday - a coincidence?
Wishing you a lovely week ahead:-)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline: Yikes! That's a scary proposition! I'd barricade myself behind a strong fence I'm sure! I'd jump at the chance to record another song, though!

Gr: I've definitely got the Silly Factor in my genes!

Mona: Yes, I do feel more inclines in steps than others do. Thanks for the word!

Annelisa: Yes, that's probably it...I only go so far and then am afraid or perhaps too tired to go further. I sure am today! I am fed up with my physical ailments today which limit me...they're taking me to bit of a funk which I'm usually not dwelling too long. That's not the way I like to be.

Coll: Ha! Hope so but sometimes it's 2 steps forwards and 1 backwards or vice versa!!

Stephen: Hope so! Thanks.

Renny: Thanks for visiting me from Rome! You're one lucky giy! Hope Diane's with you!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

Step by step...each leads to the next.

Keep your feet on the ground!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Blogger Abigail S said...

Rapunzel beat me! I, too, gave you the Thinking Blog Award.

Normally, I love interpretting poetry. But I'm feeling too tired and just plain blah to use my brain. Maybe I'll give it a shot later today!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: Like the little inch worm am I!

Abigail: Thanks! I wouldn't be doing this either ifI taught full time!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

Step Dancing is big down here. It combines teamwork, snychopation and trust. Though it looks easy, it takes time and practise to perfect. Good analogy in your poem I think.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: In my next life I'll learn it and be good! I had no idea it was big down there...thought it was mainly Irish.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

I absolutely love your poetry M.O.I. your words are just magical and I can see them in my mind like beautiful paintings!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Lynclay: Spoken like the true artist you are! Thank you! That is high praise from someone as talented as you.

Monday, April 02, 2007


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