"Hallelujah..."

"Hallelujah..."

A Poem by Chris
"

You pick your version cause this is mine.

"

“Hallelujah…”

- you pick your version

cause this is mine.

 

I paused and listened to Leonard Cohen a bit and then found some other "old friends"... 

 

I visited some thoughts

seemingly unbidden -

paused with tears and smiles

…memories - some both sad and sweet,

others - well, their echoes seemed to fill the air,

the mind, the heart

with moments never lost

…just paused in time.

 

You get touched by so much.

so many, …so often -

in ways you didn't recognize would come

and life flies in ways you never believed

could pass …or ever be again.

 

And you find tears in the comfort

of arms' memories that haven't ceased

holding

(if only in your mind)

your heart and all that makes you

who you are

…as smiles' ghost your lips

and haunt your mind.

 

Eventually eyes’ vision

and world’s sounds return and you

breathe

…and breathe…

and sometimes the tears cease

and sometimes they still just …silently flow -

and you never know which ‘til

you’re paused in THAT moment

and soooo very …aware

of just where you were just a life’s-time ago.

 

I paused and listened to Leonard Cohen,

damn… damn…

…just listened was all.

 

Chris

© 2018 Chris


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I really loved this part
"
"And you find tears in the comfort

of arms' memories that haven't ceased

holding

(if only in your mind)

your heart and all that makes you

who you are

…as smiles' ghost your lips

and haunt your mind."

Great writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Powerful poem. I love your writing.
Side note... Great song

Posted 2 Years Ago


Chris

2 Years Ago

Thanks for pausing... hope to see you again.
WOW!! Deep and intriguing really, I enjoyed this write,
nicely constructive..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Chris

2 Years Ago

Good morning... awaiting sunrise?
Can I start a review with "Damn, I miss ..." and yes -- if anyone can make you think and wonder and feel, it's Leonard Cohen.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Loved every bit of it. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


dear Chris... there will never be another poet quite like Leonard Cohen... I adore his song, Hallelujah. It has so many layers of comprehension. Hope this belated review finds you mellow and content. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chris

3 Years Ago

He had his way of touching behind my eyes - tone, words, AND physical expressions...
i love reading this; so much to think about, the feelings/emotions in the memories brought to us by music. nice one!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chris

3 Years Ago

I was born "old" as well... come by anytime
Real thought provoking piece. A journey through your words with much to reflect on.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chris

3 Years Ago

Hi Remi...I appreciate your pausing here.
Leonard Cohen has always been my favourite man, a genius in his way of expressing just about everything.

yet he was humble, quiet and very generous of himself ... I adored and still do his poems , music and books



Posted 3 Years Ago


Chris

3 Years Ago

His was a special talent that persists well after...

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