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Jay J. Jurado
In my memory you stand proud and tall
There you beckon, and I answer your call
In the past, in times gone by
You were all I needed to launch and fly
Your hand reaches out to grasp and hold
My fears are gone, I'm left but bold
Your eyes shine bright, cheeks blush fire
The time is mine to climb ever higher
I wrap my arms about you tight
And pretend you're mine, to hold tonight
Your caresses are soft, gentle tinder
To ignite the flame which now I hinder
But now I wake from a dream I savor
To find it fading, gone-but for a waver
We are gone, no more to be us
It all has faded away to dust
The cracks are evident in the crust
Yet this memory is crackling, is rust
As days flow past, I move a bit further
I make new memories that will yours murder
You are gone to never return
I remain here yet, become taciturn
She is not you, she will be better
Yet still you hold me in memorial tether
Release me Pechenya* this day this hour
From years gone by, our withered flower
They blossomed and flared, sparked so bright
It's all gone now to deepening night
I cannot remain and be beholden
To a past gone by, a dream long broken
What I wanted, I thought I needed
Are here present now and cry to be heeded
Your graceful fingers in life as in past
Hold me prisoner, an iron heart cast
Her eyes are warm, beg me consider
A here and now of future unfettered
Tonight I bend my head and bow
To your lost love, your long gone power
Yet tomorrow she'll be there, to hope to care
Tomorrow she'll bear, what you wouldn't dare
She's here to tare*, what you told me to fare
I'm here now at last, sin thought, sin cere*
Your hold so rare must be now pared*
Goodbye and be banished....
To your lair.
* Pechenya - Russian, translated here as a pet name, "cookie"
*Tare - "the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc"
*sin cere - Latin, pronounced "sin-sair" - meaning "without cheat, falsehood, lies,"
meaning complete honesty
*pared - "to remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving"