His Last Day

July 27, 2011
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


I'll miss you she said as she hung up the phone
And please don't feel lonely even though you're alone,
Home is just a jet away, I hope someday
You'll come back down my road

She said: you know I'd wait for you even forever
If you don't come back I'm happy that we spent one day together
Hope is just a dream away and everyday
This moment I'll remember, I'll remember

And he said: I'm already gone
I might never come back
The sun's rays are pulling me to a strange dawn,
I'm so far from home
If I never come back
I just wanted, just wanted you to know.

I'll miss you she said in the panic of dawn
And please don't feel lonely, you won't be that for long;
Don't blame me cos lovers can't while others
have no problem moving on

He kissed her goodbye and then walked away slow
And the airport was cold and it started to snow
And every snowflake held a teardrop, every teardrop
held a story never told

And he said: I'm so far away
I might never come back
Strange winds are taking me to a strange place,
I'm so far from home
If I never come back
I just wanted, just wanted you to know

The letter's in the mail, but these hands are frail,
The pen will break and the ink will spill away;
Telephones are broken, electric lines are shattered,
Connection never really mattered anyway...
Or was there something I had to say?

Springtime had come like the day follows night
Like the thunder that faithfully follows the light
And every night she told herself she was okay
But every day she wasn't right

And he wrote her poetry on his guitar
But she wasn't there so he played for the stars
And to the sound the moon leaned down
And smiled wide and far

So the moon told the sun and the sun told the rain
And the rains they cried out and the thunder complained
Ands the winds began to blow and the waves
Became percussion as he sang

He sang: I'm already gone
I might never come back
The sun's rays have pulled me to a strange dawn
I'm so far from home
If I never come back,
I just wanted, just wanted you to know

She sang: I will find you wherever you are
And never let you go so far away again, and
Leave behind what I need to to find you again


The author's comments:
Once, someone said to me "I'll miss you." It was like a bud of a flower: I spent the next weeks slowly peeling the petals apart until it bloomed into a song. I added almost nothing to it, but a little rain.

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on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:42 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Leafy, your comments are always so much appreciated. It means a lot coming from you. Thanks. 

on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:41 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you for such a truly thoughtful comment! :) 

And yes, I have made it into a song :)

on Feb. 8 2012 at 6:21 pm
thoughtfulsoul PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
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wow this is amazing! it is sad, happy, inspiring, and so many other emotions rolled into one. I loved it! It really did flow beautifully. i didn't even realize i was reading. i just felt the words and i could hear the song in my head. i hope it gets made into a song!!

on Dec. 10 2011 at 1:34 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you so much. That has been my highest goal.

leafy said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:58 am
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Loved the flow, loved the imagery, loved the story. In all seriousness, this is truly an excellent poem, and would make a great song. Keep up the great work, 5/5

LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2011 at 10:25 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
17 articles 4 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

I Absolutly Adore This:)!

msp49 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 28 2011 at 1:49 am
msp49 BRONZE, Middletown, Connecticut
4 articles 1 photo 39 comments
Very good!  This poem had a certain rhythm to it and it flowed beautifully.  Keep up the good work!

on Aug. 24 2011 at 8:36 pm
TheCoffeeKitten BRONZE, Saugatuck, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 32 comments
Wow. Beautiful poem, good imagary and story. I'd love to hear what kind of music this went to-perhaps a number one hit? ;-)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 3:12 am
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Beautiful! I almost cried and I don't know why. It was so , so lovely. Keep it up!

on Aug. 5 2011 at 12:33 am
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

i liked it i think it would make a beautiful song :P


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