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Posted: February 8th. 2007 2:44:34 PM

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Like Souls, a semi-sonnet for Greatness

by Rook

Age Group: Adult

I met you so long ago at the cusp—
my youthful bloom and your own; best pals since,
never really alone, we both know that
our lives move us side by side into, on
this green world

Each of us has known that the
same bright moon and stars and sky are seen by our
wondering eyes and we ponder further
as to how long it might take for one breath
to reach the other

We meet significant others
and they move through us like fish through brine and
yet, all this time, we think aloud for the
other to feel as I do, for the other to feel
my pain, my pleasure, each shade of emotion—

I have known days and weeks and months and years
and still I fear you reside in my world,
six hours ahead and me six hours
behind, but we both hear the same tunes
from the edge of the deep green sea, and we
both perceive the same words on a transparent, wired screen

So close, yet we remain six thousand miles
I saw you today, in a camera’s little eyes and face
and I cried, felt my throat constrict;

My best love,
your beautiful eyes and thick, dark hair—
you have taken my uncertain breath away.

Author's Notes: I write this in honor of my Greatness. Its origin is based on The Cure's song "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea", though I wrote the poem before I read and later heard the song's lyrics.... Enough said. (Greatness, should you read this - Told you that you make me feel like writing poetry.)

And now, the lyrics to "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea":

every time we do this
i fall for her
wave after wave after wave
it's all for her
i know this can't be wrong i say
(and i'll lie to keep her happy)
as long as i know that you know
that today i belong
right here with you
right here with you...

and so we watch the sun come up
from the edge of the deep green sea
and she listens like her head's on fire
like she wants to believe in me
so i try
put your hands in the sky
we'll be here forever
and we'll never say goodbye...

i've never been so
colourfully-see-through-head before
i've never been so
and all i want is to keep it like this
you and me alone
a secret kiss
and don't go home
don't go away
don't let this end
please stay
not just for today

never never never never never let me go she says
hold me like this for a hundred thousand million days
but suddenly she slows
and looks down at my breaking face
why do you cry? what did i say?
but it's just rain i smile
brushing my tears away...

i wish i could just stop
i know another moment will break my heart
too many tears
too many times
too many years i've cried over you

how much more can we use it up?
drink it dry?
take this drug?
looking for something forever gone
but something
we will always want?

why why why are you letting me go? she says
i feel you pulling back
i feel you changing shape...
and just as i'm breaking free
she hangs herself in front of me
slips her dress like a flag to the floor
and hands in the sky
surrenders it all...

i wish i could just stop
i know another moment will break my heart
too many tears
too many times
too many years i've cried for you
it's always the same
wake up in the rain
head in pain
hung in shame
a different name
same old game
love in vain
and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
away from home again...

Author's Location: Columbia, Missouri
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