Shining stars were dulled by life
fatally falling while achieving
Greatness in waiting...
Unaware masses treated after
to voices and chords of the heaven sent
A mantle of greatness slipped past their passing
Shining bright white, talent seared
crowds adored in memory of...
critics acclaimed in tribute to...
An ironic parallel to painters worth
A sad likeness to poets past
Value found in the absence
Presented posthumous...their life, the opening act
The maddening downfall, an artists demise
Seeking connection through disconnect
Numbing to feel, destroying to create
Creating a cyclone of their lives
to sit in the calm eye
Recounting the swirling chaos in detail
Equal parts self absorbed and self loathing
Achieving insight through that fragile balance
A portfolio of brief brilliance served as auto eulogy...
An aftermath of adoration for those discovering
A genius that had yet found limelight glare
But oh how it glares in their Genesis!!
A crypt of creativity indelibly houses souls made immortal
to those they inspired while they lived...
...And all those who will feel their songs in death
...and always to me
**In memory of Bradley Nowell FEB. 22, 1968~~~MAY 25, 1996
and Jeff Buckley NOV. 17, 1966~~~MAY 29, 1997
--A tribute to those taken too soon