Missing Pieces

I’m struck by this poem. It was written by Joe Walsh as part of a song he composed titled “County Fair,” found on his album So What.

Found an old puzzle somebody had quit
Tried a few pieces and hoped that they’d fit
But they’re going together so slowly
It may take me forever to know
If it’s only a puzzle

Parts of the puzzle will never be found
And even though pieces are gone
It’s a county fair picture, part of me’s there
Some of the pieces are still at the fair
And they may be forever

1974, ABC Records, New York, NY; Barnstorm Music/BMI.

7 Responses to Missing Pieces

  1. Jim says:

    Perhaps we leave bits of the puzzle of our lives for others to find and which make a perfect fit for gaps in their puzzle.


  2. Craig says:

    I like that, Jim. It implies the need for community.


  3. Jim says:

    Community. Common unity. Man’s highest calling and yet most difficult goal, even for those purporting to be in Christ.

    Praying for your country Craig. It’s a hurting nation right now.


  4. Craig says:

    I appreciate that!

    Sadly, there are some–mostly on the left–who are stoking the fires of hatred by making exaggerated and unsubstantiated claims.


  5. Craig says:

    And, here’s a good example of what I just referred to:

    Trump is not a racist or xenophobe. He just wants LEGAL immigration and the proper vetting of individuals coming into this country. Not difficult to understand. If he were racist, why wasn’t this ever an issue previously, especially when he was in the TV ‘reality’ show The Apprentice? No, the left just uses the “r” word in an attempt to smear socio-political opposition.


  6. Jim says:

    Wow. If you’re not on a certain side of this fence, much like the sexuality message, as far as the MSM is concerned, it’s open season. And no rules!


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