So There's A Price

I’ve heard people say,
“magic comes with a price”
as if it’s some sort of a warning.

 

Would it surprise them to know that

that the sky is blue,

and fire is hot?

 

Of course it has a price.

Why would magic be

separate from any other part of life?

 

Every day,

in ways large and small,

we always pay 

some sort of price—

 

not just for the things we choose

to keep in our lives,

but for the ones we don’t too.

 

Some aren’t aware

of what they are paying for,

with still interest accruing.

 

And there are others

who make it their business to understand that

life is the oldest and greatest magic there is,

and it will come with costs.

 

So I will choose

as sure as the earth under my feet,

as sure as the ocean is wide,

as sure as I find my peace the blue of the sky,

and comfort in the warmth of the flame

 

to knowingly pay the price

for the all magic I hold dear

because the price for a life without them

is more than I can bear to pay.

 

  


Song Choice: Magic by Olivia Newton John

33 comments:

  1. Oh yes, so well said! And how deeply I agree.

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  2. There is not enough magic in our world I vote for magic !

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  3. It’s only humans who give everything some kind of price, but I too am happy to pay for even a little magic. I vote for magic too!

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  4. I'm drinking a little magic coffee this morning. My Beloved Sandra says it has NO PRICETAG, but um, I've referred her to your fine verse for clarification. Well done, Rommy.

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    1. My husband feels the same way about his preferred coffee too

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  5. We really do need to think again on how lucky we really are, don't we?

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  6. "life is the oldest and greatest magic there is,

    and it will come with costs"
    Marvellous thought

    Stay safe

    Muchđź’›love

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  7. Such marvelous and wonderful telling of how aii things fit together, being of the good or bad for us. The magic that I attribute to God's huge miracle, creation, none of which I understand how it was done.
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    1. Guess I'm getting old and forgetful. When I came I also wanted to tell you "Thank You" for this nice and muse challenging prompt. I do love reading what the promptor's ideas handling. Some have an idea in mind what to write before making the suggestion while others have something in mind before settling on a prompt word or phrase.
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    2. I am glad that the prompt was able to inspire you so much!

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  8. Paying the price for the things we hold dear is really not that much of a burden, is it?

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  9. Wisely written. Every action comes with a result. It's called accountability ... the price to pay.

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  10. Right!! There is magic in letting go as well. "but for the ones we don’t too.

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  11. Love how you delivered a huge message in this ... magic is well, magical!

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  12. I will gladly pay the price for the things I hold dear, and pay the price for those dear me who cannot pay it. And, I would like to sign up for flying lessons please. :)

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  13. Hopefully the things we hold dearest don't have a monetary cost, but our time and attention, something we should all set aside to afford.

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  14. Your conclusion is wonderful. :D

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  15. I love this poem, Rommy. And indeed, there's a price to pay when we neglect to use our inner magic. The last two stanza seals the poem nicely, and words to come back again.

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  16. oh yes, we are paying for some stuff we are not aware of, or what for. :)

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  17. I just finished reading Alice Hoffman's Magic Lessons, and your poem takes me back into the tale. In it, the characters and the setting show the reader over and over the high price of magic, the good and the bad one can get from the practice. The book and your poem (and me) are in agreement: the price of magic can often be enormous, but the alternative--the idea of staying stagnant in the face of choice, of change--is way costlier.

    Love the decisive, confident, and defiant tone of this piece.

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  18. Amazing poem, and yes to the idea that choices come with a price.

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  19. So well worth a second read, Rommy. I agree, the magic is worth the price!

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  20. Second reading and I'm hit with the same excellent line: we always pay

    some sort of price—



    not just for the things we choose

    to keep in our lives,

    but for the ones we don’t too.

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