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POEM TO PAST SELF IN FUTURE TENSE

 

 

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MEMENTO

 

Better to feel

(Than be)

Blood rushes thru veins

And the heart beats,

Only one-day to complete its duty.

While eventually earth and gods shall all come

Crashing down

And kingdoms & civilizations fade.

And so please, I ask you only this;

That when I leave to let me take these

Few things with me,

The moon, the sun and the stars,

And the small traces of light which

Once reflected in your eyes

That I

Can no longer

See.

 

 

 

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POEM TO PAST SELF IN FUTURE TENSE

 

Yours is a beauty of monsterous

proportions with the world

Spinning randomly into

Oblivion where all the leaves are all

Dying all the time off the trees,

Where misery makes its way into

Every small tissue stealing.

Yours is a world where

Beauty has fled and has left town

For greener pastures, has drowned its-

Self into the sea of angst & tears and

Has mixed its-self with alcohol &

Cigarettes, sad poems and

Indiscriminate men & women who

Already know that beauty has left

The scene,

(And they no longer care to find her)

And yet it is good that beautyhas

Finally found you and that beauty is not dead,

But was merely sleeping

On the sofa of your

Dreams.

 

 

 

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Poems By R.M. Engelhardt

From The Book “Nod. (moon, stars, sun … time)

 

Copyright © 2013. 

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