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Journey to Unwind - Rock 'N Roll contest

Inspired by Embryonic Journey by Jefferson Airplane (listen to it while you read this!)


On a winter's day 
On a chilly morn'
I'll be mourning	
The loss of a love once lost 
The loss of a love once buried in the frost
At the behest of an angel
She'll come around at last
When the dinner bell rings
We'll walk along and sing
Songs of ancient writings
Found written on the walls
Of spiritual surroundings
Dancing in my mind
Swinging to the pendulum of time
To make her what was mine
Before the sound came crashing down
Like chandeliers of persistence
Glistening brightly in reflections
Of crystal on the table
Clinging glasses to a toast
For lovers entangled evermore
On majestic misty mountains
Where snow cascades down the countryside
Until it's reached the ocean floor
Where salmon swim upstream
To the tune of our dreams
While embryonic journeys
Pass through the corded ever after
To dream of light and day
While the children beat their drums
To the tambourine in time	
While the father's watch unwinds
And the son is in the closet	
Strumming songs with Jane 
While the mother presses cotton
The daughter recites her magnum opus
To animals in repose	
Upon her bedroom floor
She speaks in tongues long gone	
Like a kiss from a rose
And then she's gone
To dream with the ancients until dawn

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  1. Date: 12/20/2014 3:02:00 PM

    A great write, Brandon! My dad loved Jefferson Airplane. I heard them a lot growing up, but I didn't appreciate them until I was older. Congrats!! Hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 12/11/2014 2:10:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win
  1. Date: 12/10/2014 9:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win with this fine write.
  1. Date: 12/9/2014 8:54:00 PM

    Nicely penned poem, congrats on the win
  1. Date: 12/8/2014 10:38:00 PM

    This poem seems like a jumble of random thoughts, but it actually makes sense, as it is a daydream, a journey through one's inspiration... Great work! Congrats on your win, Brandon!

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