Principles of Participles (Randyjw; March 31, 2017)
History is the past
telling a particular story
depending on perspective
it’s wars or guts or glory
In the words of a skillful tale-bearer
the story holds suspense over time
by the ink in the mind of a poet
condensing large parts to few lines
painting what they make out to be seen
though circumstances and situations don’t change
contrasting shadows highlight the scene
it’s just how they’re artfully arranged
Day (Randyjw; March 30, 2017)
Forgetting to breathe
Only just beginning to see
listening to the music
of the discoveries
that would have never ceased
to amaze me
had I only let them be
the perfect tunes
and the perfect mood
and the perfect words
to fit the perfect moon
Don’t know what I’m doing
if I’m making any sense
I’m just gonna lie here
in my self-made predicaments
Heart is torn asunder
rent by lightning and by thunder
is it ever any wonder
no, no, no there isn’t one
Waves Goodbye (Randyjw; March 30, 2017)
Why must we always eat
our dinner before our desserts?
And why does it always seem
we’ve shared our last kiss before the first?
Why must I ask these questions,
and why is my everything not right?
And why must I even make mention,
when we’ve never even shared our first fight?
Could I be any more real in my revelation,
or anything less in my feeling of devastation?
Both should be “no,” but they seem to be “yes”;
Why any such answers, excepting the best?
I suppose we get what we give and learn how to forgive
but my efforts half-strength are no fair way to live
My feelings are really still the same
I can’t say that they’ve changed
but, again, I’m the one to give cause for the blame
They were what they were, they are what they’re for
but your full opportunities still wait at your door
to be free to love with no-holds barred would fit you very well
and on that beach, within your reach, lie precious, pretty shells
On the tide, I subside —
goodbye, my good friend, goodbye
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