not the end (part I)

close my casket
pull the plug to the sea
please kiss what were our dreams
just allow me to rest beneath what are now all your seasons

gather those old playing cards
shuffle the deck
cut away from everything
in time collect yourself
all the months later have slipped away

your tired eyes open like the cold earth
you are still my heart (now turning over as dust)
even in this death
i was just gone well before

you will grow little colors across the yard
along sidewalks your songs do not coast alone
if you listen you will
as earth's ceiling lights your face warm
you'll know our goodnights were always true

i have no more you
you have not flown quite yet
meander across all your daydreams
your nights a fullmoon always
however you desire things to be
my queen

& now my eyes wider than ever
finally all the answers
all questions have been put to rest
fulfilled yet starving
seperated by breathing or not
a small flock of birds just flew your way
they come visit
everyday













for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

"Hear me, my chiefs!
I am tired; my heart is
sick and sad. From where
the sun stands I will fight
no more forever."

Chief Joseph - Nez Perce

Comments

  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,775
    brilliant
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,183
    this is great work chad!

    i just got chills reading that.
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    nice
    thank you
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,304
    Chadwick, this one is excellent.
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  • Un - dying love in exquisite expression makes me read this one over and over again, takes me to the heights and depths of (unrequited perhaps) love, I thank you Chadwick for proffering this poem
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,181
    I agree with Rollings: brilliant.
    ELITIST FUK
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    thank you, all of you.
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,775
    edited August 21
     I mean, who writes like this?
    Post edited by rollings on
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 15,524
    yes ,who indeed.

    "no one sings like you anymore......"
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,879
    rollings said:
     I mean, who writes like this?
    This gave me a tear.  I always felt him in his writing, no matter how wordy or concise.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,297
    What a marvelous way with words.  This is so sweet and sorrowful.  I will miss his crazy brilliant self and mind. 
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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    M.I.T.S.







  • Thank you for sharing this as well as the others again...techno challenged here...I do have it printed out packed up in moving boxes at the moment...brilliant to reread again and again....
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,703
    good stuff...
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,035
    Every small flock of birds that flies my way.....
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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