Thursday, October 14, 2010

55 - ignorant enough, for both of us

life is a lie, is
written in black,
on the park bench
at the skate park,
beside the half burned
Marlboro box

& i might
have believed, before,
just for an excuse
to do whatever
but then i
met you

& if it
all is a lie,
please let me
stay ignorant enough
to believe it.

Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try, or just read more. Go see g-man.

119 comments:

David Waters said...

funny how finding the one can change it all...well done friend;)

CM said...

Oh yes, many have been saved just knowing they are not alone in this world.

I picture some poor, moody skateboarding teenager writing that graffiti.

TechnoBabe said...

The writer must have been hurting very much to write that for all to see. Sometimes we feel like life sucks but when we open up to things to be grateful for there are so many.

n. davis rosback said...

bliss

william said...

great imagery mate, brilliant ;)

Scott said...

"Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies." Fleetwood Mac. Kind of got me thinking that love might actually be a nice thing.

blueviolet said...

Life being a lie is what keeps it interesting.

Lisa notes... said...

I love how you can use so few words to say so much. I can picture the scene and the boy who probably wrote it. Then I can see myself believing so differently. Nice.

Mighty M said...

And all this time I thought life is a highway. I want to ride it all night long. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Dang, you're good! Okay, so you have like 7 ghost writers bring forth this material for you, do you not?? Yes, that must be it. Or 12 writers, yes it must be 12!!

xo

Nancy said...

Nice.

Monkey Man said...

Loud and clear. I'll stick with ignorance as well. My 55 will be posted shortly.

Emmanuel Ibok said...

I like subtle effect of the love and emotions concerned in this..."Life is a lie?"...what a philosophy to live with.

TGIF, have a wonderful one,

Cheers, Brian.

Just Be Real said...

:) thank you Brian

Kim A. said...

Ignorance can be bliss--especially if you have raised a teen. Wonderful 55!

♥namaste♥

Daniel said...

Oh yeah. This is the good stuff.

Myrna R. said...

Most of us prefer the lie too. Amazing what you can say in so few words.

Brian Miller said...

@CM and @techno...true that...there was a point in my teen years i would have wrote it...

jannie...actually i am a computer...smiles.

KB said...

This is very cute. My 55 is up...still waiting on G to post.

Hurry up G, hehe!

Pauline said...

lies and truths are often taken one for the other ;)

Titanium said...

You're a mighty good computer, then :)

This is so well-stated, Brian. I'll take the ignorance for $200, please.

lime said...

so many can take beauty and generate cynicism from it. you find cynicism and bring forth beauty. truly masterful. i really love this.

sheila said...

Graffiti speaks volumes doesn't it? Says a lot about the heart.

Mine is if you'd like... here

Have a great weekend!

moondustwriter said...

truth there - glad that we have a beacon of hope that shines everlasting even at the skate park

Moonie smiles my friend



No need to wait for this 55

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

as my friend Homer would say: toup!!! you weren't counting on her eyes, weren't you???? lie or not... it changed your life.

ps - how do you come up with this clever stuff???

G-Man said...

There have been times when I've felt like that. But for the most part...I'm with You!
Great job Son...
I'm so proud of you!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Thom said...

Touche' my friend. Nicely done. It can make some interesting artwork. Happy Friday.

Prayer Girl said...

This 55 hit a little too close to home.

The inherent problem with staying ignorant enough to believe a lie.....sometimes reality forces its way to the surface and destroys the fantasy. Not good.

HERE IS MINE

PG

Dianne said...

Thanks for following, lies and ignorance, we should face the facts. Out, out damn spot! What is done cannot be undone.....

Thanks again, Brian. You are a voice in the wilderness sometimes.

HisFireFly said...

I love this Brian..

rebecca said...

It then begs to question: is love blind or does it choose to be blind? Pain and pleasure have always been strange bedfellows, but bedfellows they've been and always will be.

Nicely done....

Me said...

Life is no lie. But the way you live it can be...
-C

Pat said...

Aren't you tempted to draw a circle with a line through it around the words "life is a lie"? Ha ha!

Another great one!

drybottomgirl said...

Hence "ignorance is bliss"! Too often I shouldn't have found out...we don't always need to know everything. Have a great weekend with the ones you love!

Alice Audrey said...

Isn't it amazing what true love will do for you? It's why I write Romance.

kkrige said...

I appreciate the structure that you set up Brian. I am an optimist too and cannot accept someone else's pessism. I concur that it was probably a teenager full of righteous angst (but I was there long ago myself)

Vicki Lane said...

So beautiful1

Cloudia said...

What a difference a day makes.

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral
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Lu Ann said...

Ah! this 55 words story touched me so much.
Life is not a lie... but if it is, and that person can make you feel it real, then blessed be that one.

Sophia said...

This post realy gripped me within. Sitting here with tears filling my eyes...whoa...must re-read to see what your words are really speaking to me about in my own personal life and the people I am surrounded by. Darn it, dude... :)

Lori said...

Ignorance is bliss? There was a time I believed the lies in order to survive and to fit my life. :) XX

Stranger said...

Some poor emo kid is tagging your local park benches and you're turning their melancholy fatalism into art. Yay! Love your outlook, Brian. Great 55!

Joanie M said...

I think I'll opt to live in ignorance too.

gayle said...

Love this!!

gospelwriter said...

life is a lie if we believe it is, innit? :) - nice 55!

PattiKen said...

Don't bother me with the facts. I know what I want to believe.

Hope the young'un feels better.

Tracy said...

Nice 55, Brian. Ignorance is bliss. :-)

TALON said...

Graffiti can be heartbreakingly profound. Wonderful 55, Brian.

Kaylen said...

Love, sweet love....if it's wrong, I don't want to be right!!

Beautiful (as always).

Zuzana said...

Another one of your romantic poems, which I so enjoy to read.;)
I still like to remain an optimist believing life is beautiful.;)
Have a lovely Friday and weekend dear Brian,
xoxo

Susan Deborah said...

What lovely words here, Brian. Simple yet so profound. I have always wondered about the people who wrote graffiti. Was it an expression of their innermost feelings or was it just a way of writing something 'cool'?
I loved this 55.
The line: "just for an excuse
to do whatever . . ." is so very true. Just to do whatever, people invent their own philosophies and taglines. I wonder how long it will remain within them!

Have an insightful weekend, dear Brian. Long time since we heard tales of your boys. Hope they are well and not too burdened with homework and sundry.

Joy always,
Susan

Sh@s said...

Nice one. If life is a lie then what is truth?

Goofball said...

I am, therefore life is not a lie


Life can suck though, be frustrating, ...but it will be your own reality so we have to make the best of it for us and the people around us

A Daft Scots Lass said...

awwww
great one!
Mine's up too.

järnebrand said...

Life can seem like a lie when you are lonely. It's amazing the way life becomes real when you are together with someone you love. As always, well done. /Jo.

Maha said...

that is just so beautiful. Great 55!

ds said...

Yeah, I can relate...

anthonynorth said...

I love the irony in this.

ladyfi said...

How romantic!

Valerie said...

Life is a lie... whoever wrote it must have been really down. Let's hope he or she found the door to better things. Another great 55, Brian.

MorningAJ said...

Some lies are meant to protect us..... If life is a lie I'm happy with its author. :)

BLOGitse said...

You're a computer? LOL! I can believe it because I have posted a bench today and on Monday the word is liar...

only a movie said...

Awesome. Trying to catch up here... all good stuff, Brian. :-)

adeeyoyo said...

Great post, Brian, and how true that our whole outlook can change with just one meeting... I love these 55's when so much is said in such an economical way!

Just Be Real said...

Brian awesome post. Thanks.

slommler said...

They do say that ignorance is bliss!
We find ourselves in a relationship that changes our lives...we bask in it and don't want to hear if it is toxic! Just want to relish it and embrace it for all it's worth.
Addicted to love...to obsessions!!
Well written Brian...enjoyed this one!
Hugs
SueAnn

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

They say ignorance is bliss....I opt for it myself.

tony said...

There Lies The Truth!

Anonymous said...

sometimes ignorance is the most beautiful bliss.

cute poem brian.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

gautami tripathy said...

I like this ignorant state as well. Suits me fine, as of now!

extraction

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Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) Amen

Birdie said...

life can feel like a lie if look in the wrong directions ... and not only for the teenage skateboarders ...

I'm happy you have found the one that made it change it for you ... :-)

happy w-e Brian!!

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry for the hopelessness I read in that graffiti, Brian.

Love isn't always the answer, but it sure helps.....

Cheryl said...

I've felt that way most of my life. Please let me stay ignorant enough to believe in the stars while keeping my feet on the ground.

Claudia said...

aahhh - how life changes when we meet the one we love..beautiful brian
and i hope for the teens that sprayed the words that they'll find someone as well who makes life worth living for them

Susan at Stony River said...

I loved this. Funny the ordinary things we see around us, that touch us deeply or bring new insight.

C.M. Jackson said...

sweet! you are a lucky man!

Lorraine said...

Some truths are more beautiful than others...for some reason this reminds me of what I posted today...then again it'sprobably just a lie;)

Boom Boom Larew said...

Lucky you, that your life is rich and full of wonder! No lies there!

JStar said...

:) this made me smile Brian!

annell said...

That sounds right to me.

Candie Bracci said...

:) really nice

Beedeebabee said...

That's the ONLY kind of lie I love. That was so good, Brian! ;)

Eric Alder said...

I'm not gonna say 'ignorance is bliss' because everybody has already said it.

Besides, I'm fairly blissful myself and by no means am I at all ignorant.

A romantic 55 with a moral snuck inside... nice!

AmyLK said...

very well done. I like how I am living my lie (life)! Happy weekend!

Akelamalu said...

Both yours and mine are about lies this week Brian. ;)

natalee said...

yeah.. i think yo need to lie sometimes to survive life.... i.e.

when I ask hubby if i look fat in that..... lol

Life with Kaishon said...

This might be my favorite thing you have ever written.
maybe.
you are always so good.

desk49 said...

Lie on dreams lie on

jabblog said...

This is wonderful - I love it :-)

Enchanted Oak said...

beautiful scene. Thanks for this.

clean and crazy said...

amen, great 55 and nice perspective.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
"if it
all is a lie,
please let me
stay ignorant enough
to believe it."


Hmmm...The person don't either want to hear or know the truth?!?
Brian, nice use of 55 words too!
Interesting Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Sounds like if loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Ignorance is bliss...I heard! :/

alex said...

i really like reading this
gave me something to think about :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Really great 55. I love the Marlboro box - that was a genius touch of authenticity.

Unknown Mami said...

Maybe life is a lie for some and others have found the truth in it.

signed...bkm said...

we are truly what we believe...even if it is all a lie...nice 55...but far from ignorant...bkm

secret agent woman said...

When ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

♥ Braja said...

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?"

I saw that on the back of a bus ticket when I was 12 :)

Hey Brian :)

Caty said...

sometimes ignorance is so nice. Nice one :)

quilly said...

Life is a new adventure every day. Some adventures are better than others. Here's hoping your adventures have more joy than sorrow. Here's also hoping that whomever left the graffiti found a new reason to believe.

Linda said...

This is a great story. Great job Brian.

Teresa said...

What a sweet sentiment. Also another reason to say we should believe everything we read!

She Writes said...

I like the simple wisdom of ignorance IS bliss here :).

She Writes said...

I love the line "he is erasing the distance" ...NICE! Wouldn't we all like to be able to do this at times?

joanny said...

Brian:

Maybe I am reading too much into this one, but it could be more then just a "love" that was found, but something much more profound.

Love this 55,

Joanny

I posted my late in the eve of Friday.
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

forever lost said...

ha! again what how love can change so much so quickly! great 55 ...sometimes it ignorance is more than bliss!

forever lost said...

ha! again what how love can change so much so quickly! great 55 ...sometimes it ignorance is more than bliss!

hope said...

You always offer words which leave me with a smile on my face. :)

Katherine said...

Ignorance is most definitely bliss, for what we don't know can't hurt us!
Wonderful 55 Brian! Cheers Kath :)

Marla said...

Sweet

Mona said...

yea, ignorance is bliss ;)

Someone Is Special said...

Lovely 55.. Wise words.. Thanks a lot for your constant support and thoughts Brain..

--Someone Is Special--

Meeko Fabulous said...

We have to get you published!

Magpie said...

oh yes...ignorance can be bliss.
"I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then."

Mmm said...

wonderful ending there! sometimes believing a lie is better than facing the grim truth.