December 8, 1980

December 19, 2009
By Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor


The way my heart felt,
like a crumpled wad of notepaper within my ribcage
the day someone told me you had died so many years ago.
Five bullets
from a shotgun,
Bang!
Bang!
Bang!
Bang!
Bang...
And the man with his twisted mind,
who held the gun; it was his fault.
It was a day the world hung its head and weeped,
when Time itself took a pause from its toiling program,
and cried, too.
But then,
like a tiny butterfly tipping a scale,
they decided that
they would sing.
A rippling wave of silent song across the universe.
I wasn't there
but like a child slowly waking from a nightmare,
I can cry, too,
just as I can love a man
who died so many years before.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem on the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's death (December 8). He is who I dedicate this poem to, for I sincerely wish that no one, innocent or guilty, would ever be murdered. Rest in peace, John.

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on Jan. 25 2010 at 5:54 pm
Silverlily BRONZE, Sharon, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Live outside of lines, and in the colored part.

Sorry that comment was for the first one!

on Jan. 25 2010 at 5:54 pm
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor

I think you've got the wrong poem Lil. Do you mean my "I Am From" poem? Thank you anyway. ;)

on Jan. 25 2010 at 5:51 pm
Silverlily BRONZE, Sharon, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live outside of lines, and in the colored part.

Katie ...exuse me katherino is correct it is really good...and the lady gaga parts were my favorite.right right right right right WRONG!Lady Gaga =It was great EMi Gorgan!

kelwat said...
on Jan. 20 2010 at 6:33 pm
You are an amazing writer!


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