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I Want The Sun

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I Want The Sun

On I say. On we must go
The time is right, I feel it  head to toe
I've never seen the sea, I do not know it's waves
I want to walk to Africa, it is the sun I crave
On I say. We must go now
Another day of dormancy I cannot allow
The happiest days of my life were when I ran away
Farther and farther I went it did not matter which way
I had never seen such long and colored days
I wanted the sun in my eyes ablaze
We have to leave. Let us set out
I want to know what life outside this town is about
Let us cross the desert, we'll go as far as we can
Then we'll go back to Africa and thus begin again
I want the sun I say, I want the sun in my face
I want the sun at my back, I want the sun every place
I want you to be with me I don't want to go alone
Please say you'll come with me, or don't, either way I'm gone


This poem is inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud in Total Eclipse. It's one of my favorites and I wanted to pay it proper homage.

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  1. Date: 6/27/2013 11:34:00 PM
    Another awesome piece I've read of yours...excellent tribute!!! I fell in love with the title...after reading this, it made perfect sense.

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 5:30:00 PM
    oh! wow! I just love this April... great inspiration.. love that Leo guy... :-) xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:47:00 AM
    very well done- an inspiration

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:49:00 PM
    A wonderful set of lines here. I love how you ended this. :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:23:00 PM
    I haven't visited the art yet but your words evoke excitement I'll be sure to visit his art xxx