Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shifting Gears

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Shifting Gears
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

When things aren’t breaking quite your way
and this world leaves you stuck,
crank it up.

When boredom eats up every day
as you slog through the muck,
crank it up.

When troubles quite confound you,
when the view turns grey around you,
when no marvel can astound you,
crank it up.

Seek no tropical vacation.
Rise above inane flirtation.
Drink no mind-numbing libation.
Crank it up.

Spout no multiple causation.
Amplify the expectation.
Ramp up your (i)machination.
Crank it up.

28 comments:

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

This is awesome!.. Love it!

I'll take your advise, i'll crank it up... :-))

JJRod'z

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Good Morning Sue
The best advice you could give me this morning. I will do just that today.
Love ya
Maggie

Daydreamertoo said...

Haha..love (i)machination. Very imaginative indeed!
Crank it up! I need to remember that at 6:30 am Mon-Fri lol

Dixie Mom said...

Boy do I ever need to crank it up! Such a great motivational imagery here!

Linda said...

This is an inspiring response to the prompt. Cranking it up is very good advice. Thanks so much, Sue. =D

Tess Kincaid said...

Crank it up...oh yeah!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such wise advice!

zongrik said...

i like rise above the inane flirtation

angular acceleration

Laurel's Quill said...

Crank it up...love it. Think I will:)

Brian Miller said...

smiles...nice word play sue...i like the empowerment in this...i will def crank it up...smiles.

yaya said...

I feel the need to "crank in up" in many areas of my life...especially in my Church calling. So thanks for the inspiration! Fun poem!

yaya said...

Fun poem and fun pic to go with it..I feel the real need to crank up my responsibilities in many areas, especially my Church calling. So thanks for the inspiration

Kat Mortensen said...

Great motto! I like it!

Helena said...

I simply adore cranks - in all forms and means! What a fun poem - and I loooove '(i)machination'! Cool!

Grandma Honey said...

We are in charge of our own lives, aren't we.

Karen said...

Nice! Very musical, would make great song lyrics.

Karen Mortensen said...

I find myself coming here so many times and having to repeat myself. This is a wonderful poem. Good job. Something we all need to remember and do.

karen said...

And that's exactly what I need to do - I've been in such a rut! Love your clever little verse, Sue.

Crack You Whip said...

I think "crank it up" is my new catch phrase! Love this!

anitamombanita said...

Your new work is so good! I'm really enjoying it.

SueAnn said...

Fun piece...took me in another direction. Loved it
Hugs
SueAnn

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love this and I like to think I move to its rhyme and meter...but we hosted someone dear this weekend who had nothing left with which to crank it up. I find myself somewhat haunted by it.

Kathe W. said...

excellent advice!

Helen said...

Three words - 'crank it up' - I'm going to remember them!

Kristen Haskell said...

This is officially my favorite mag for 109. I really needed to read this today. Thank you!!!

thingy said...

Love it!!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a great picture and words to go with it!! :)

chiccoreal said...

Dear Sue: "Crank it up"

Definitely, yeah~!

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