Some Rooftops Remain Unseen

Some Rooftops Remain Unseen

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

He was there, right in front of me
why could no-one else see him?
Jim Morrison...
right there, in front of everyone
place your hands on my chest
see if you can feel my heartbeat
he said with a sly smile
my hands reached forward
rested on his bare torso
beat...beat...melt
with his arms raised, he shouted
to a crowded room, unseen
be free, just be free with me
the thrill was a jolt to winter's slumber
he even invited me to the rooftop
so I could hear him recite poetry
except...always an except isn't there?
I couldn't find my phone, you see
panic overtook and I regretfully declined
for god's sake, it was Jim Morrison 
right there, bold and loud, in front of me
except I had to find my phone
so people didn't worry over me
technology...conformity...restriction of self
have I ever truly been me?



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I loved this one, Poppy! First of all, I LOVED Jim Morrison. Saw him in concert twice! The fantasy of meeting him and having him read poetry to you on a rooftop is splendid....and wondering where your phone is...fretting over it...made me laugh. Even in a dream or a fantasy, we are buttoned up in the conventions of the day. If only we could all throw out our cell phones for a week.....wouldn't we enjoy life more? A very unusual write...and a good one. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Saw him in concert....wow...so damn cool! Seems technology has us shackled in many ways LOL Thanks l.. read more



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Hey nice poem Poppy and thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


A wonderful tribute to Jim Morrison...too bad she didn't enjoy her time with Morrison instead of worry over her cell...

Posted 2 Years Ago


The pervasiveness of technology in comparison to old-fashioned entertainment is visible here. I like how you made me full of awareness of this dichotomy here. Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mr. MOJO RISING..... YEAH, MR. MOJO RISING... GOTTA KEEP ON RISING....
It was good to read about Lizard King mixed with the loop of modern world... brilliant.

Posted 2 Years Ago


This one threw me for a loop. I felt a bit lost as I read. My body was there
drifting through different realities, but my mind stayed intact. Or did it?
I cant say for certain that my body was even there...or what "there" even it.
I wondered if Jim was there in reality...or if it was actually the people there
in reality. Or if...the two realities existed for me at once. Then the phone made
me think of how we answer it to only be pulled into anothers reality....or pull
another into our own.

This poem gave me alot to think about. The imagery is the bread and butter.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Thank you sweetheart for such cool thoughts, you are appreciated :)
I like the meaning in this one and your wording!
Well done!!


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Thank you Emily...
those dreams are the worst, you have a dream within a dream standing there inviting you in and all you can do is worry about that damned phone, arghh! such agony i know it well, great writing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Tis a bane lol Thanks Richard :)
Awesome poem Poppy! What a great band and an amazing artist with Jim Morrison. He is one of those idols that you kind of freak out when you see him... like a walking rock God! Haha good work I love the poem :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

lol Thank you Aaron...yes, was a dream to remember...
The doors:) awesome band and terrific music!
This piece was again well written and executed
I can't imagine that phone even being a thought
in my mind if I was in the presence of greatness,
but who knows, thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Shows what pressure some live under huh Thank you :)
fantasies and dreams are part of us,jim morrision was a visionary for sure
and was a great poet. he and john lennon would have made a great pair

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

Classic duo, agree, thanks love...
 wordman

2 Years Ago

you are welcome

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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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