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Posted: January 4th. 2008 11:29:19 PM

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A Bard's Frustration

by Hemlock Evergreen {George}

Age Group: Adult

I see things unknown, unseen, forgotten
Unanticipated, unasked for, unwanted at first;
Sometimes I wonder what it is that I’ve done
Which brings these things to me, quenching my thirst.

For now I anticipate them, their next installment
As another life unfolds before me, moment by moment;
Beginning with death then moving ever younger,
Not sleeping but wakeful, eyes very wide open.

Am I insane, a madman, a liar?
Are these things real, are they simply imagined?
I believe what I’ve seen, what I see, what I feel,
As they well up within me and spill from my soul…

Some they do wonder, perhaps out of caring,
Frustrations build within me when compared to a madman;
I see things unasked for, a grand royal story
Of life in the past, of Scotland, of glory.

These things come unexpected but increasingly welcome
Full of emotion and drama, but I’m unable to speak of them
For some think me crazy for the things which I see
My own inner visions, beginning last Spring…

I saw my own death at the hands of a blade
I felt myself dying most painfully
I felt the blade enter, tearing my bowels
I felt myself dying unable to protect her…

That night last October when these visions began
Of my death and my life in struggles with England;
Emotions of love and frustration, my love was torn from me
As my spirit lingered and I saw her keening o’er me…

These things which I see are full of the passions --
Always emotional, often tearful
Hard to relate even to one choosing to listen
But difficult extremely to someone unbelieving…

These visions began in great sadness as my love saw me dying
But have now become happy as I see our love blossoming
As my life becomes younger and moves towards beginnings
There’s great joy and happiness, yet sadly, I know the ending…

So why do I cry when relating these pleasures?
Is it sadness or great happiness, emotions run rampant?
Its something unused to, the emotional tempests,
Yet here they are, but I think me not crazy…

We all need to talk, to relate, to share
And not with some doctors attempting to scare
With diagnoses of depression or worse to dread
Try not to worry, I’m here, in my own head.

So sit back and relax while I share with you a tale
Of bonnie old Scotland, and a struggle most grand
There’s a man and his Lady, an epic romance novel
Of a land and its people, or two, in love and apart…

Where am I going? This I know not…
For it’s a story unfolding and I know not the plot;
Its me in my past, of this I’m convinced,
But where and why and how, I’m suspended.

It’s a good place of valor and honor and more,
Characteristics often seeming lacking from where we are now;
Perhaps I’m escaping, finding my own past
Choosing to live there somehow doesn’t seem so bad.

But my life’s in the present, as my friends might relate,
And things that need doing, some which won’t wait;
Two lives I lead now, one here and one then,
But both in the present, one in my heart and one in my head…

© Hemlock Evergreen
September 6, 2005

Author's Location: Berks-Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania
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