Wednesday, March 08, 2006

All I Can Do Is Write About It

Well this life that I've lead has took me everywhere
There ain't no place I ain't never gone
But its kind of like the saying that you heard so many times
Well there just ain't no place like home
Did you ever see a she-gator protect her young
Or a fish in a river swimming free
Did you ever see the beauty of the hills of Carolina
Or the sweetness of the grass in Tennessee
And Lord I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes

Do you like to see a mountain stream a-flowin'
Do you like to see a youngun with his dog
Did you ever stop to think about, well, the air your breathin'
Well you better listen to my song
And Lord I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes

I'm not tryin' to put down no big cities
But the things they write about us is just a bore
Well you can take a boy out of ol' Dixieland
But you'll never take ol' Dixie from a boy
And Lord I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes
'Cause I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes

-- Lynyrd Skynyrd, Give Me back My Bullet (1976)

They can see but how to make them feel. How can there be remorse or regret without knowledge of the irreversible loss ahead. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the eyes of Monet? The keen eyes to uncover beyond the beautiful garden laid out.

If it is meant to be, it is meant to be. But I had long sense what's coming. 

Its not like I never tried hard enough. My Monet vision with the energy, resources and time was just helpless to steer from the inevitable. It seemed not to be wonderful.

Alas ... If it is meant to be, it is meant to be.

All I can do is write in cryptic about it. Whatever it is to come, Lord help keep my faith intact, my spirit high and my mind sound. Although it did creep my mind at my most bitter moments to wish the ... Lord take me and mine before that comes.

A Voice
Kuala Lumpur
March 8th, 2006, 12.30 pm


fren said...

why are your friends not interested to say something here?

A Voice said...

Dear fren

I am happy just having you read what I have posted.

Bless you, frn.

KJ - Keling Jamban said...

The Best Of The World Cup So Far...

Posted 14/06/06 16:59Email Print Save

Yes we know it's early days, but we don't let the grass grow here at WorldCup365. Here are our top five performances of the opening set of games. Who would you have in yours?

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1) Tomas Rosicky (Czech Republic)

A lot of hype was centred around this little man before kick-off and he did not disappoint. Any Gooners who wanted to see their latest recruit in action will have been salivating and saying 'Bobby who?'

In their opening match match against the U.S.A., Rosicky was the central figure in a lot of the Czech Republic's break-building. He also managed to come up with two fantastic goals. The first will almost certainly be a contender for goal of the tournament. The new Arsenal player was around 30 yards away from goal, had some space and let fly, with the ball curling into the top corner of the goal. His second goal was a break from midfield, and he managed to get past the U.S.A. defence, showing great pace and strength to hold off a challenge from Eddie Lewis, and slot the ball quite comfortably past Kasey Keller. A tremendous performance, one that will light up all Arsenal eyes (well, at least until they saw Henry against Switzerland).


'Two goals and a captivating performance marked Tomas Rosicky as one of the likely stars of these World Cup finals.' (The Times)

2) Rafael Marquez (Mexico)

An essential component of the Mexico team, Marquez is the cog at the centre of the wheel (or something), reflected in the wearing of the captain's armband for his country. There was a lot of pressure before the tournament on the Barcelona man, as it was his job to lead his country through the group stages and into the second round of the World Cup.

Against Iran, Mexico's first game in the World Cup, he certainly did not disappoint. Not a lot got past this man in 90 minutes, with many a strong tackle making sure the Iranians' goal tally was kept down to a minimum. The best tackle of the game came when Iran's Ali Karimi made a penetrating run into the box, only for a fine tackle from that man Marquez. Throughout the game Marquez stayed strong, and then started to adopt a playmaker role, helping his team break into attack and even popping up on the flank. A class performance that many players will find hard to match.


'Márquez became an increasing influence, spraying balls around with a languid class.' - The Times

3) Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)

The weight of a nation lies on the shoulders of Didier Drogba. Captain Drogba is a huge figure in the Ivory Coast national side and a their progress in the competition is largely on his shoulders. There's nothing like a nice, easy summer after the pressure of the lone-man striker's role for the Premiership champions, is there?

They faced World Cup potential winners Argentina in their first ever World Cup fixture, and they battled hard, maybe deserving at least a draw. Drogba was a lion up front, getting involved in most of his country's attacks and going close to scoring on many it was no surprise that their first ever World Cup goal came through Drogba.

He led his country brilliantly and deserves a lot of praise for his performance. And he didn't even find it necessary to use it hands or to fling himself to the floor. Hopefully it will be this>/I> Drogba that returns to the Premiership.


'Led by example' -

4) Arjen Robben (Holland)

The Dutch international was relegated to the bench for Chelsea for the majority of last season, never really fitting into Jose Mourinho's rigid plan. But he is not shackled for Holland and still has an important part to play for his country.

Robben ran riot down the right wing against the Netherlands' first opponents in group C, Serbia and Montenegro. Robben was clearly the danger man with most attacks coming through him, causing no end of problems for the Serbia and Montenegro players. The decisive goal came from the former PSV player, which saw him run onto a very good through ball from Robin Van Persie. Robben's performance was worthy of a match winner and with other performances from him as good as that, Holland may go a long way in this World Cup.

The only player who wasn't impressed was Van Persie. Maybe we should make the phrase 'orange with envy'.


'Robben inspired his team to a comfortable victory over Serbia and Montenegro...The 22-year-old was magnificent from first whistle until last, raising hopes among his team-mates that he could emerge as one of the stars of the tournament.' - The Times

5) Fernando Torres (Spain)

Preferred to Raul by Spanish coach Luis Aragones, and he did not let his coach down. The Atletico Madrid man can score fantastic goals from anywhere, which can be backed up by his goal against the Ukraine. He finished of a fantastic attacking move from Spain with a brilliant volley, under pressure. Torres always looked dangerous and Ukraine looked uncomfortable when marking him and when he had the ball. Could he be the man to help the perennial under-achievers finally achieve?


'Fernando Torres looked extremely dangerous, justifying Aragones' decision to leave the experienced Raul out of the starting XI.' -

Chris Quirke

Mamak Kali said...

Q) Why do Jews have big nose?
A) Because the air is FREE.

Anak Mamak Mukhriz said...

ooii KJ, your Best of World Cup semua dah terkeluar ...

I hope you and Pak Lah pun terkeluar soooon ... very sooon

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