~Salutation~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 24th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1yktmnt./
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~ the soldier too w/his trophy ~ a pierced helmet ~ Jim Morrison ~ every talent must uphold itself in fighting ~ Nietzsche ~ he was in the white-house sending them off to war ~ Charles Manson ~ is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream ~ Poe ~ someone made a hole in him ~ he just leaked away ~

~Salutation~

Finally, is that the same sky whose singer and the audacity to stand and howl, cry out to the heavens, defy the close luxury of Satan’s gates, one foot in the fire, the other on the fence, threatening to leap, never going in, forever getting out, existence between stones and clouds, naïve, ignorant of their differences.

Yes, the sky is the same whose vapor, essence of soldiers slain on foreign soil, the singer voices protest, laments decades of violence, a path of loaded guns and empty boots, too many kisses spent on the face of death, a lifting of the shroud. Mother, he was there. Someone made a hole in him and he just leaked away.

The young man on the last page knows exactly where he is going, would laugh in the face of his older self first, then embrace him and weep, their assemblage of years, the near darkness of art, broken promises and second guesses, the certainty that wrong never becomes right, stung to the marrow by the arrow of mediocrity as it pierces his heart and makes his name.

There is joy on the pillow, peace for those whom sleep delivers smooth tunnel dreams, life mates on the soul train, clickety-clack tracks of life. These are the poet’s muse, the lies he tells himself as he whittles through the carving sticks of his days alone, hollow passenger riding in the ghost car, spinning phantastic webs, inventing lovers, impossible loyalties, destined to be the one last man standing at the station.

A familiar salute, hands lifted, proud brows, handsome faces, waving, waving; hello, farewell. Mother, he was there. Someone made a hole in him and he just leaked away.

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Situated Western/Saving Grace~
~Warrior Angelo~
~Like a Tear~

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Mar 2011 (#)

A lovely work. Thank you for your friendship and writing.
Paulose

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author avatar WordWulf
26th Mar 2011 (#)

It is a pleasure to know you. I appreciate your comments.
Tom

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author avatar joan marie
26th Mar 2011 (#)

Great use of language. You painted quite the image with your words. joan marie

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author avatar WordWulf
26th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank-you, Joan Marie. I appreciate you stopping by:-)

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author avatar Retired
26th Mar 2011 (#)

Lovely.

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author avatar WordWulf
26th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank-you:-)

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