NaPoWriMo #20: “Summer Day” by Maggie McGinity

A very important day on which I realized I actually needed to assemble a present, though at least I was present.

Summer Day
By Maggie McGinity

Summer day
Almost yesterday
Now it’s gone away
Darkening the skies
Walked this way
Into this cafe
Comfortable on time
Here and now to find
Everyday this rhyme, my
Someday, after all that time

And it’s nice, a chunk of
Reality where
Everything’s in line

Made up presto, looked up pesto
And nothing else
Down and up the stairs and ramps
Every little step helps

Four times, the root beers
Over hopes and dreams and fears
Reverence, rememberance and dears

Silence can speak volumes, but
Hearing you
Answered many curiosities
Ringing through my philosophies.
I’m glad for 1 p.m.
Now and again
Getting to talk with my best friend.”


“Two sips of whiskey in the flask but I’m not gonna drink ’em
I swear I’ll make it last
Til we’re drinking out of the same glass again

And though the sand may be washed by the sea
And the old will be lost in the new
Well four will not wait for three
For three never waited for two
And though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you”
-“Patient Love” by Passenger


NaPoWriMo #9: “Only One Dimple” by Maggie McGinity

Found out so much today, but I still have so much to learn. Too much remaining ignorance, not enough time, how do they expect me to make up my mind?

Dual audiences for the poem.

Only One Dimple
By Maggie McGinity

I want to know
If I’ll get to go
Where I want to go

Where I want to go
Is into your arms
And out of harm

Life isn’t simple
With only one dimple
And limited charms to strangers
The dangers
Are few and far between
But they amount to everything

I am scared of building a new life
Much left behind in stress and strife
I want to be left alone
To make my way and make a home

I am wasteful
And greedy
And needy
And I will not get in line
The potential, the guilt
I feel to the hilt
Of how I spend my mind

I want to know
If I’ll get to go
Where I want to go

But likely the answer is no
And that’s fine
I can go elsewhere for mine

I just want to know
Cards on the table
Willing and able
I need to see them in a row

And I can’t let it go
Until you let me know”

Quote because I don’t want to look another one up:

“Take my hand, baby, I’ll lead the way
Don’t be afraid
We’ll walk through the valleys and through the fields
With our love as a shield
Yeah we will be all right
At least, at least in our minds”
-“The Storm” by Elenowen

Maggie’s Pick 2.19.2015: The Color Picks: “Gray or Blue” by Jaymay

Five months and one day ago, I scheduled a study session with a friend at the library.

I thought about Picking this song then, as a sort of hint, but then I decided I was done hinting. (I was also a bit concerned about the lyrics in this song that imply other people and cheating, because that’s not what this was/is/will be about)

Later that day I decided I was done trying to make things more than they were. I didn’t put in my contacts, didn’t put on makeup, didn’t brush my hair, because I figured it didn’t matter.

And as it turned out, it didn’t. Just not in the way I expected.

Also, I know they’re sometimes gray, and sometimes blue, but usually green. Like mine.

Maggie’s Pick 2.12.15: The Color Picks: “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

In high school, there were a few songs I’d listen to trying to fall asleep, and this was one of them. It’s not one that’s gotten truer for me as some of the other songs have, but still a great love song, albeit a bit overdramatic.

Maggie’s Pick 1.31.2015: The Color Picks: “Nights In White Satin” by The Moody Blues

Partially because of the snow and partially I really actually listened to this song for the first time recently and I love it, I love it, oh how I love it.

Also dat flute solo. I’m quite partially to rock songs with flute solos.

Maggie’s Pick 1.22.2015: “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner

A Post-It note that I wrote last week told me to Pick this song today, so I’m Picking this song today, because I like following through on my plans, even when those plans include ridiculous, over-dramatic songs.

This music video is also amusing.

Maggie’s Pick 1.5.2015: “23” by Jimmy Eat World

“Amazing still it seems
I’ll be 23
I won’t always love what I’ll never have
I won’t always live in my regrets”

“I’m still driving away
And I’m sorry every day
I won’t always love these selfish things
I won’t always live…
Not stopping…”