DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, May 31, 2010

ANOTHER POEM



A POEM


A sunken vessel...only the timber is floating
The gods are gloating
Emoting

I had been bowing on my violin
Blowing loudly my horn
Boating on the oily
Slippery sea of life

Now singing
Now thinking
Now wanting
Now sinking

Must out of myself
Must help others
Must comfort, not comforted be.
More thinking--yes
But not now about...ME!

I still sink
On the brink
Of despair
Atop the mare.

Now rotting on the shore
But still a part of
Every other thing
Nor to be apart
From the rest of the world

Ostracized? Yes!
Unique? No!
Solitude? Yes!
Isolation? No!

One day soon again
Over my little island
The sun will shine
On perfect sand--and
Thou be mine
And I...Thine
--steveroni

11 comments:

steveroni said...

...yesssss! Be JOYFUL always!

Gillian said...

What a lovely wee poem.

Stunning.

Andrew said...

A timely subject for me just now.

Thank you Steve.

Dulce said...

peep...
My dearest Peep
This has brought tears to my eyes
why
Your poem from the soul?
No other way could you write this

Please do this more often
I love it
I love U

(Where is that heart thingy to paste?)

Shadow said...

steve? this is stunning!!!! perfect of the up's and down's of life. and here's my hand, if you should ever need it...

Syd said...

The slick of oil has pulled many of us down and may be the downfall of so much.

Rebecca said...

I really liked this as if a song that played out, having its ups and downs throughout. Very nice.

Jingle said...

your poem is rich and real.
beautiful writing!

Karin Bartimole said...

beautiful image and moving words - they lift, carry and resonate... Thank you for coming by, and I welcome your return, as I'm sure I'll be back to visit as well. Thanks to Ces for the intro! thank you for the prayers, bless!!

Brian Miller said...

a great poem steve...i hope that today that sun is shining in your life...and in helpig other you take the time to help yourself...smiles.

Don said...

Nice prose, and wonderful angle.