Saturday, November 14, 2009

Requiem

While you -- and I -- are waiting for Part Four of "Old Home Week," I thought I'd post a little poem I wrote about a lost love. I can be brief when I want to be! Just hit the "play" button on my little Playlist before you read the poem itself...

And thanks for your time.


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REQUIEM

Her name evoked sweetness, exotic delight,
Our love against logic was found.
We burned like a skyrocket, lighting the night,
Till we sputtered and crashed to the ground.

It didn't end badly, yet didn't end well.
She's a part of me still. This I own.
And I fight being thrust toward my personal Hell,
As I sleep with a ghost, all alone.

9 comments:

  1. stirring post fox! the fire cracker image and then sleeping with the ghost...i can totally feel it and can relate from an earlier day...

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  2. Awww . . I sleep all alone too. Unless you count the company of a 30 kilo labrador! I can't make your playlist work I think it's restricted to the US.

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  3. @Baino: Try this link. I love this song. It's depressing as hell, and the word "unboyfriendable?" Inspired!

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  4. I didn't know you were a poet?
    It's one of your 47 identities?

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  5. Brief, yes, but no less descriptive than your lengthier pieces. Begs the question: is it better to burn out or fade away?

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  6. @Candie: I've written poems and songs as well as my other stuff. I posted several of them last May.

    @Ronda: I've had both kinds of relationships. I'm not sure which is better.

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  7. Your song wouldn't play for me...due to foolish licensing restrictions...but the write? It's settled...you must come and play in my poetry sandbox...because this, I believe, is what you were born to do. And I'm still a little miffed you didn't bring these to my attention sooner! Just sayin! ;)(See how I freeze up at love writes!)

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  8. Well, the playlist song wasn't vital to the poem, it just helped to set the mood.

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