How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #1 Archive
 Mile High Manilow
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Mile High Manilow

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
JP
Senior Member
since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


0 posted 08-27-99 10:05 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

It was a hot day, that day.
Typical for this part of
the country in late August.

This day, this momentus day,
waking to the sun brought
numbness and fear of thought.

At 11 a.m. I went to the door,
called goodbye to my father
and walked out to the street.

Mom was there, my ride today,
we spoke little as we drove
just about writing, calling and such.

At the bus depot I got out,
a quick hug, a kiss goodbye
and I boarded the bus of life.

I didn't watch her as I left
I wanted to start my life
Army life, adult life, my life.

From bus to plane in blurry haste,
orders in hand, and still clueless
taking off for parts as yet unknown.

Sipping soda at flying speed,
staring out of the airplane window
as my country slides below me.

Manilow sings to my departure
in sweet sad voice on two dollar earphones
a mile high sonnet for my tears.

------------------
Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

© Copyright 1999 JP Burns - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


1 posted 08-27-99 10:09 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A lovely piece of you. Good one JP.
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


2 posted 08-27-99 10:10 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh, JP - Everything is a poem to you - and always a darned good one too...
Saxoness
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Senior Member
since 07-18-99
Posts 1176
Texas


3 posted 08-27-99 10:20 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

a comfort to me in my own ride of life, JP. thank you.

------------------
"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


4 posted 08-27-99 10:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That last stanza is worth the price of admission to anywhere! Excellent, excellent work.
Tim
Senior Member
since 06-08-99
Posts 1801


5 posted 08-27-99 11:14 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

I enjoyed...
very good.
once
Junior Member
since 08-26-99
Posts 16


6 posted 08-27-99 11:32 PM       View Profile for once   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for once

I was expecting something much much different! What a wonderful surprise!
Reminded me of my 'first'parental goodbye...
Excellent!
JP
Senior Member
since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


7 posted 08-28-99 12:02 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Honestly I am floored by the comments! I almost cried but then I realized I didn't have the time to write down the feelings to put in another poem so I stopped.

Thank you for your kind remarks, they are truly welcome.


------------------
Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


8 posted 04-03-2002 11:52 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Another good one JP.
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #1 >> Mile High Manilow Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors