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Alexis' Blues

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0 posted 12-07-2013 09:04 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley

Alexis' Blues

Muted trumpet
howling down the street

Betties Blues Place

red and blue neon
almost in tune,
belying the true sadness,
the jukebox loud enough
to over-ride thoughts
between swallows
of not quite cold beer,
stale smoke,
and half-a-block away
beneath the corner's,
failing light,

my misery.

Opening closed eyes
little lions peer
from hiding places
deep within the foliage
of memory gone rampant,
and wild and elusive
little beast coming for me
slinking, belly-dragging
forward out of the darkness

coming for me,
out of the night.

Pieces of flesh
the hands,
the heart,
the eyes and lips,
flickering in the neon
when my eyes
stray that way

What are the words?
Where do they lay?

I want, I love, I need
the soul harbors these.
They're strapped
to my chest
sure as a belt
was holding them tight.

Where are the words,
what are the ones
that failed us
where did they
go wrong . . .
the ones I said,
the ones you
shot back.

Where are the words,
the love, the need.
Where are they,
Where do they lay?

All the little lions'
yellow eyes peering
from just outside
the light, whispering . . .

pray for salvation,
elusive, blessed
dancing in neon
just out of sight

we're coming,

we're coming,
coming for you.

I'm afraid,
I'm afraid of the dark
between us . . .

the dark -

Jesus, Oh Jesus,
please tell me
you're coming
my way.

wesley james beard, jr.
december 7, 2013

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1 posted 12-07-2013 11:50 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

"Where are the words?"

I wish I had the answer to that one my friend.  I remember a time, (a much younger time), when I thought I had the answer for everything.  These days I seem to have few words to say on any topic at all.  Must've lost my belt.     A nice walk this took me on.  You definately arrived at your answer.

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2 posted 12-08-2013 08:09 AM       View Profile for paderewski   Email paderewski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit paderewski's Home Page   View IP for paderewski

Sometimes it is better not knowing, but asking for conformation can be a kind of blessing also.

~*~ If they give you lined paper write sideways. ~*~

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3 posted 12-11-2013 11:55 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

This paints a picture with van Gogh colors, Jimmy.
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4 posted 12-12-2013 01:16 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

A very impressive outcry, dear Jimmy. You rendered the inner turmoil very well. You are heard!

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5 posted 12-12-2013 04:54 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

Sometimes the beasts are very small
they have no eyes at all
and yet we fear them just the same
for what they come to claim
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6 posted 12-12-2013 04:57 PM       View Profile for ponderthepoetorrsx   Email ponderthepoetorrsx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ponderthepoetorrsx

I feel i can relate deeply also i must compliment you on structure its admirable
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7 posted 12-13-2013 09:29 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful form and flow thoughout this, Jimmy. I loved the way you captured your quest and longing for the answers. Such a powerful piece, very much enjoyed this.

Best wishes,
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8 posted 12-14-2013 09:51 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

I loved the variations of stanzas, each one in an inner direction,for a result very deep and emotional, where are the words ?the question is great and there are full of answers i guess, pick up the good one,
thanks for the marvellous and fascinating read
have a nice day


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9 posted 12-27-2013 07:51 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing...James
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10 posted 12-29-2013 09:43 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

you set the mood to this with great aplumb
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