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for a stoneskip of a second

January 28, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

for a stoneskip of a second
I’ll recall those happy times
stored safely and so clumsily
in the houses of my mind-
across the street form lonely
lived a curlyheaded king
who filled my heart with happiness
and stories of everything
with a serious expression
and a tangerine in hand
he steeped his tea in thoughtful seas
and wrote poems right in the sand
and every day that passes
with each precious leaf that falls
across his favourite autumn
I will wander and recall
his naked gentle readiness
to know me as I am;
he loved the lion in me
like it was just a lamb
his heavy hurting grudges
against this child world
that in turns tore and cleansed his heart
with every flag unfurled
his pure and ageless wonder
such joy in me instilled
that to this day try as it may
my soul will not be filled
but my king has flown his kingdom
as every good king should
and left his queen alone at home
guilty, misunderstood
unraveling the mystery
of love when it decays
of stars that cease to shine their light
of faith when it betrays
sipping on your sax solos
opinions you held dear
waiting for th day to be won
by conqueror or year
caught by surprise I find myself
approaching a slow end
as melted destinies collide
with used and wasted friends
but for a stoneskip of a second,
I’ll recall our happier times
when worlds did not have endings
and hope was not a crime

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 10:56 am
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Holy funky fresh! XD The last four lines "but for a stoneskip of a second/ I'll recall our happier times/ when worlds did not have endings/ and hope was not a crime" have to be one of my favorite last line of all time. I love it how the speaker realizes that the romance and love is pretty much over, but still reminisces on the happier times of the relationship. I dunno why people today have a problem with doing that. I think it's normal to recall the happy times with an old love. As always, your descriptions are magnifique. And your titles are captivating. D*mn, it's been so long since I've read your amazing poetry.