( Ancient Times, Some Fragments And Poetic Memories )
I Was In The Ocean, Man It Was Dark And Green
I was in the ocean, man it was dark and green
Man it was all nasty, a deep horror filled scene
Sky was a'bleeding, on my tacky new shoes
And Mother Nature crying because she had no clues
Trees were cursing, world its heart a-eating
Rivers stopped flowing, rocks took their beatings*
Life a'sleeping, snakes a moating, two by two
That was when hope and dreams both said, I do.
I was in the ocean, man it was dark and green.
Man it was all nasty, a deep horror filled scene.
R.J. Lindley ,July 15th 1974
Fragment… NOW COMPLETED
Sad, Sad, Echoes That Bounce From Dying Stone
Sad, sad, echoes that bounce from dying stone
Nobody a'searching, here this soul sits all alone
Dawn its weeping, crying out to beat the band
Woke me from a'sleeping, that I cannot stand
Folks here dancing, barefoot without any shoes
Beauties silently prancing, nobody paying dues*
Life was a'moaning, but closed was the old door
My spirit was a'seeping, through holes in the floor.
Sad, sad, echoes that bounce from dying stone.
Nobody a'searching, here this soul sits all alone.
R. Lindley , July 27th 1974
Fragment… NOW COMPLETED
Saw Her, Dutiful, Beautiful In That Blue Dress
Restless, motionless, ocean-less, confession-less
Alone, seeking to atone, heart like a frozen stone
Saw her, dutiful, beautiful in that blue dress
And I a staring fool, just sitting there alone
Like a hungry dog that had lost its juicy bone.
Hopeless, useless, flightless, then caution-less
Blind, I wept for illumination to arrive*
Sorrows were my bread, falling tears I do confess
Love-cast dreams, I ate greedily to stay alive
In youth's vigor, worry I not how to survive.
Restless, motionless, ocean-less, confession-less.
Saw her, dutiful, beautiful in that blue dress.
R. Lindley ,July 27th 1974
Fragment,-- NOW COMPLETED
( New poem, not a fragment )
But Time Came To Your Side, Saying, Now I Insist
Fate, know this far deeper thought- stay alive I must
For one shallow day, die I become bone and dust
Silent, so calmly asleep, turn I into stone
Beneath green pastures, weeping I for her alone
As fleeing winds, moan when hearing my futile cries
I that so deeply weep, beneath Nature's blue skies.
Fate, know this- your awesome powers, I did resist.
But Time came to your side, saying --now I insist.
Robert J. Lindley, 4-21-2022
(*)- after the verse, notes last verse of the fragments, that was completed..