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Damn me ...
Damn me straight to hell ...
All this time ... all these many miles ...
All the masks and tears and self-flagellation ...
All the changes and promises and lonely nights and dreams ...
All the YEARS that I haven't so much as heard your voice or seen your eyes ...
All the others that have come and gone and come again, admonishing ...
All the poems full of my essence and bitterness and confessions ...
All the songs written and sung and cursed to dirty silence ...
All the rattled screams to the gaping wound of heaven ...
All the cursed, forsaken ghosts drowned in my blood ...
All the phantoms sacrificed to hell for your sake ...
And I am still that silly heartsick boy ...
I. Am. Still. Your. Damned.
FOOL.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 6/1/2019 12:03:00 PM
Wow Greg...stunned by this gut wrenching write. Enjoyed...not the right word...uhmmm....befuddled....no uhmmm...mesmerized....no...enchanted....no...let's just go with amazed!!
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John Hamilton
Date: 6/1/2019 12:08:00 PM
Thanks for the great song by Chaka Khan an Icon of soul music, wrote by David Foster I think...great trip down memory lane. Meaning lyrics that match the feel of your write!
Date: 5/15/2019 5:06:00 PM
How we see ourselves in hindsight...I loved the way you ended this Greg! : ) xxoo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/26/2019 9:10:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Dear Connie - I'm happy you liked this one! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 5/15/2019 6:41:00 AM
A young heartsick fool, is the worst of fools. When young one sees , wants and oft that becomes a pining for a certain other. Without realizing that this world holds many such others and oft many of them are better and perhaps even willing to be with you. At age 16 , I went through that pining for a beautiful girl. Learned the hard way. Great poem. A fav..
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/26/2019 9:09:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Robert, you are very correct, and I so relate ... blessings, my good friend! :-)
Date: 5/13/2019 9:19:00 AM
Oh, this is painful! "damned fool" never made so much sense... brilliant writing! :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/26/2019 9:08:00 PM
Many kind thanks, PS, I'm pleased you liked it! :-) <3
Date: 5/13/2019 7:00:00 AM
You put it right out there. A brave and foolish ;) wink poet! <3 Kim
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/26/2019 9:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Kim ... we love and learn, hopefully, but sometimes just repeat the same behaviors BECAUSE of hope. Blessings! :-) <3