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Instrumental Passing

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Christopher
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Instrumental Passing
©2001 C.G. Ward



it’s nights like these
and songs like this one, which
melts faces into names, into smiles, into memories…

‘Girls rock your boys - it’s getting wild, wild, wild, baby…’
innovative kisses and lakeside caressing
where the freshwater waves weren’t alone
as they rolled ‘cross the sandy shores of inexperience.
it was there that Jennifer sprinkled chastity into my palm
and breathed into my ears the wisdom of a seductive touch.
I listened, I guess,
but now I wonder how well.

‘My life, is better left to chance, I could have missed the pain…’
days of gregarious music and violent grade-b movies,
hard rock bands and rock hard motives
banging (heads not gangs) -
and bending my teenage mind into a twisted pretzel
of enthusiastic cataractal inebriation –
Joanne, pressing her desire into the shape of eternal promise
while I danced around the giggles of every nubile girl around,
every one, that is, save her.

‘My heart’s out of the runnin’, true love scratched for another’s sake…’
round-up rodeos and carnival-like county fairs.
sizzling summer heat and the cooler scorching nights
where Rebecca caroused her fingers through my
(then) long hair… stealing my wide brimmed hat and
pirouetting through the crowd in nimble transience, and while
it parted for her exuberance
it seemed to hinder the soles of my dirty boots
until I lost sight of her precious laughter,
forever.

‘She cries and says she still loves him…’
then the jutting fountains of youth, placating the surface of passion.
with a stolid lake and in stout companionship,
Lisa grabbed my arm and pushed me in headlong
into the waters of monogamy.
I fell on purpose…
I think,
but still I floated on the brink of disbelief; a new twist here.
the bells, the train… the walk, the angst.
‘forever after’ it seems, crashes down sometimes
still youthful in appearance, but aged in heart.
goodbye Lisa, goodbye.

‘I need you to need me, I’m beggin’ you to take me…’
June 21, the first of summer’s parading delights -
conversing up a mountainside,
the heights of challenge and communication
bleating on the peaks of attraction and purpose…
loving at the precipice of a bridge joining need with desperation.
‘Just let me be – so that, so that we can be together…’
could Carrie scream any louder in her silence, than
I wept in mine? like boulders, we rolled into the
depressive valley of cohabitation and wilted.
shaded by each other, we wandered the path of the damned
and emerged from the other side,
alone.

‘Dust fills my eyes, Clouds roll by and I roll with them…’
a dream chased is a dream chaste…
wonders fly and dreamers cry as the shards of destiny
plummet through the gaps of good intentions.
and just an inch from the canyon floor, a voice echoes
with understanding;
hope.
emerging to meet the next catalyst to my esteem,
I gasp a smile of ash and brine.
who knows what tomorrow will place upon my ears…
‘Centuries cry, Orders fly and I fall again…’




Song Excerpts:

‘Girls rock your boys - it’s getting wild, wild, wild, baby…’
     -Come on Feel the Noise
          Quiet Riot

‘My life, is better left to chance, I could have missed the pain…’
     -The Dance
          Garth Brooks

‘My heart’s out of the runnin’, true love scratched for another’s sake…’
     -The Race is On
          Sawyer Brown

‘She cries and says she still loves him…’
     -Better Man
          Pearl Jam

‘I need you to need me, I’m beggin’ you to take me…’
     -I Want you to Want Me
          Cheap Trick

‘Just let me be – so that, so that we can be together…’
     -Dolphins Cry
          Live

‘Dust fills my eyes, Clouds roll by and I roll with them…’
‘Centuries cry, Orders fly and I fall again…’

     -Pull me Under
          Dream Theater

© Copyright 2001 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-02-2001 04:36 AM       View Profile for PoemCrazy   Email PoemCrazy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoemCrazy

Hi!

wow, i like it!

are songs just poems with music?
if so, poems make poems.

another song:
"The Music Goes 'round and 'round"
-Louis Armstrong

um, it does say "crazy"...tom
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2 posted 06-02-2001 04:51 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

catharsis? Hugs to you m'lovely friend. Sometimes I hate the internet. I truly wish I could hug you, and pour some cuervo shots...and shoot some bad pool, etc.

Love ya, m'friend.   sighs and wonder whys to you...........
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3 posted 06-02-2001 04:55 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Christopher...you made me cry...just the other day, I was lost in a song...taken back to where and when....smiling and crying at the same time.....this took me to so many places....( I know and love almost every song here) the rodeos of younger days....that cowboy I'll never forget...and never stop loving quietly in my memories.....*sigh* I need this in my library to read again and again......LOVED this one  
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4 posted 06-02-2001 05:26 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

'a dream chased is a dream chaste'

Well C, this line in particular speaks to me and I'm compelled to say that sometimes a dream left unexplored makes it more worthwhile to remember.

Your writing has grown in the last few months.

K

It is to do with tree-ferns:
mamuka, pongo, wheki.
Shelter under here is so easily understood.
From 'Hope', by Dinah Hawkins

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5 posted 06-02-2001 07:18 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

I love how you set it up with the song excerpts....I really enjoyed all of this poem!!
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6 posted 06-02-2001 07:29 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

it was there that Jennifer sprinkled chastity into my palm
and breathed into my ears the wisdom of a seductive touch.
I listened, I guess,
but now I wonder how well.
==================================
then the jutting fountains of youth, placating the surface of passion.
with a stolid lake and in stout companionship,
Lisa grabbed my arm and pushed me in headlong
into the waters of monogamy.
I fell on purpose…
I think,
but still I floated on the brink of disbelief;
=======================
could Carrie scream any louder in her silence, than
I wept in mine? like boulders, we rolled into the
depressive valley of cohabitation and wilted.
shaded by each other, we wandered the path of the damned
and emerged from the other side,
alone.
========================
a dream chased is a dream chaste…
wonders fly and dreamers cry as the shards of destiny
plummet through the gaps of good intentions.
and just an inch from the canyon floor, a voice echoes
with understanding;
hope.
emerging to meet the next catalyst to my esteem,
===========================
very, very cool
This is a very impressive level of inspire...
for the content of impressive lines...
for the imagery and intensity of the emotions that the imagery defines..
but also the whole intend...
the whole premise of this poem...and the way it was carrried out from conception to completion.
Very well done POET sir  
awesome writing Christopher

Im searchin for my warrior
walkin the tracks of time
this struggle to seek forgiveness
like chains and shackles...these ghosts of mine

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7 posted 06-02-2001 04:42 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

An interesting exploration of your past, and, perhaps, a glimpse into your future ...

What leaps and bounds your writing has taken since I met you, my friend.  May it (and you) continue to evolve -- hopefully enough to take down that godawful picture.  


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8 posted 06-03-2001 02:04 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

I really like this Chris! Great idea to mix in the lyrics from all those songs (Love Dream Theater). I dig your Images and Words (Umm.. sorry  ) Seriously though the entire last verse and many other parts speak to me, I like you wrought these verses.

"They that start by burning books will end by burning men." -- Heinrich Heine

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9 posted 06-03-2001 05:45 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

The poetry of pendulum frames and water nymphs needled a hole in my heart; bound a piece of it as well, and tied the fragment (warm and pounding) to your wrist. But how did you possess the ability to transport me out of my bias? I am amazed because you have written with strength and sentiment enough for me to review your poems and realize with wonder that I like this best.
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10 posted 06-03-2001 07:41 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"innovative kisses and lakeside caressing
where the freshwater waves weren’t alone
as they rolled ‘cross the sandy shores of inexperience."

"Lisa grabbed my arm and pushed me in headlong
into the waters of monogamy.
I fell on purpose…
I think,
but still I floated on the brink of disbelief; a new twist here."

"could Carrie scream any louder in her silence, than
I wept in mine? like boulders, we rolled into the
depressive valley of cohabitation and wilted.
shaded by each other, we wandered the path of the damned
and emerged from the other side,
alone."

"a dream chased is a dream chaste…
wonders fly and dreamers cry as the shards of destiny
plummet through the gaps of good intentions."

Superb Chris ... splendid phrasing throughout, with a wonderful lyrical quality that walks the reader through so many phases of one's life. The songs you chose for each era blended beautifully with the remembrances they held ... excellent Chris, very much enjoyed!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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11 posted 06-03-2001 07:55 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I've read this several times and each time I do, I SEE you....your splendid heart and your talent. This is a very good poem sir! You write them too sparcely for my taste. More..?  
Mr»ÄlleÿÇät
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12 posted 06-03-2001 08:15 AM       View Profile for Mr»ÄlleÿÇät   Email Mr»ÄlleÿÇät   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mr»ÄlleÿÇät

Very good, a beautiful poem
Thank you
Mr»ÄlleÿÇät

Nicole
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14 posted 04-21-2005 08:56 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

still makes me cry to read this....but in a good way
 
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