May 1984--the final tour

May 1984--the final tour

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

May 1984- the final tour



frenzied guitars

burnt voices frozen in memory


brown eyes ablaze

in tone deaf stare



she clutches a rosary of cigarette ash

in charred hand


still trying to pluck the strings

to keep her band's song alive

in the dying air

of a smoldering concert hall


while i rise, lighter flickering

in a mind of standing ovation

pleading to hear just one more encore---


one more song,

just for me.





© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto

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This made me think of a song by Jackson Browne. Tried to post it, but looks like I failed. Stay. Just a little bit longer....

Posted 1 Year Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

ah "the Load out" great song...thanks, Jon.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Paul Simon, Elton see a favorite retire from the stage is better to hear of their death which is so common. You want to preserve the final moments as long as you can and make it special. This is a good one Jacob.

Posted 1 Year Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Relic.


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Added on February 7, 2018
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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..