Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven

My 2nd Terzanelle

Replacement parts ever lacking
~ Only nothing lasts forever
Replacement parts ever lacking

Maintain each piston, cog, lever
Appreciation is the key
~ Only nothing lasts forever

Embrace of limitations frees
Forge forth for futures to follow
Appreciation is the key

Being fully is not hollow
Now's full of opportunity
Forge forth for futures to follow

Realize ingenuity
Employ the tools you've been given
Now's full of opportunity

Affirmation is truth-driven
Employ the tools you've been given
Replacement parts ever lacking
Replacement parts ever lacking

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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26 thoughts on “Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven”

  1. I can’t believe this David, you are a master in all forms. Such an amazing poetic mechanic, serving the parts of all forms…
    Appreciation is the key!!!
    Nothing lasts forever?
    With you it just gets better.

    On the same page?….you are volumes ahead. 🧡🧡

  2. Intricate, complexed and difficult
    So many technicalities to bear in mind.
    I would lose all my concentration going back and forth to check if I’m keeping to the rules.

    Replacement parts depending on the model is so difficult to come by especially if one is looking for an original replacement piece….
    Very tough
    So the only alternative is, to make do with what you have

    The alternative, you expressed so eloquently,
    Accepting limitation forge ahead
    Through this extraordinary design, unknown to me.

  3. I love this poem!! I certainly have some missing replacement parts, but embracing my limitations has helped me to forge ahead. I love that it’s okay to have missing parts and still be fully whole. I just love this message. Plus so clever!! Thank you for sharing your words.

  4. Paid no attention to lessons past on form and pattern. Surprised how quickly I “discovered” the operative rule – the major one. Well done, wordsmith, well done.

      1. Aw, thanks for the kind words, David! Right back at you! 🙂 I’m tempted to try some of these formats you’ve been mastering. They really do look like a lot of fun.

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