Friday, May 7, 2010

Remember (For Aunt Ruth, Rest Peacefully)

Alas, time passes by and our hearts never wonder why
Until a heart close to our hearts stops beating
Until the relative that you've ceased seeing
Lies lifeless in the brown underneath the green
In the ground underneath where they've been
For years but with tears they can't remember
Dimensions tend to exit and enter simultaneously
And all else is forgotten, except those fond
Memories. I remember when we sat on the porch
Watching the flock by the cabin, I remember when...
Wait a minute, that didn't happen... Did it?
My thoughts pivot on the axis of what could've been
On the facts of what should've been... Now I'm crying
Sadden to know you're gone yet I'm wondering why...
Lord let me remember, let recollection never part
Allow a right mind to always be upon my heart
For when all dimensions blend, they bleed
And they're left always wanting yet never in need.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dancing With The Stars, Live from Nashville

A heavy heart makes heavy eyes lids lighter
The pitch black room looms and soon grows brighter than
The moon-lit streets as they water dance with light poles
As the cars try to cut in. The stars all disco ball
The flowing dance floor but this dancing with the
Stars episode boasts no marketing appeal. The
Tennessean's ink flows right below the hill
As it writes of the fight that the city will rebuild.
And the fright that the night might strike down and kill
All the resilience that lives while the cloudy skies spill
Clear tears in abundance. All of a sudden the grounds bow
In reluctance, bleeding its brown essence as the abduction
Of its stability takes place...