Ode to love, life, longing etc.
Music, madness, magic spell
Though soon enough, the evening fell
The party was over; dusk turned to night, and how.
I’ve lived through it all, I’m an old man now.
And I’ve got a story to tell:
She said that she had found someone new
That the magic was long gone
Said I had grown too difficult to love
And it was time for her to move on
It was a new beginning for me too
Sixty ciggarettes a day; wounds drowned in whiskey
Fleeting romances, thoughtless debauchery-
Ah, sweet freedom!
My blood was slowly turning blue.
I didn’t it too well, truth to be told,
I was Angry. Hurt. Fragile.
The wind had knocked down the Castle
Of cards, they began to fold.
Then one day,
Or so I thought, and closed my eyes,
Resigned to the fading pain…
And after a minute or so,
I woke up, and found myself,
Well, and alive. Yet again.
And now I’m here, still breathing,
Living from day to day
I’m here and I’m still singing
And here’s what I’ve got to say-
Life is sometimes forgiving,
But mostly lacking;imperfection,
Although a life that is well lived,
Is hardly ever without regrets.
(For T, written on August 6th, 2014)