Nothing else matter

Nothing else matter

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Nothing else matters

 

 

Once love strong, now love that fell asleep.

You were the prettiest red-hair girl I knew and

I remember you told me in the Winter of 1991 when I left for war.

“Please don’t die Johnnie and I love you.”

I remembered how you saved me once in the Late Winter  of 1988.

I was so damn tire and you saved me.

Took away my 30-30 and you gave it away,

you tossed out my whiskey, vodka and my rum into the Winter snow.

You stayed with me and I told you.

You don’t have to stay with me and you whispered.

Johnnie, Johnnie, nothing else matters today, nothing else matter now.

But you and I,

I won’t leave you alone my dearest friend.

I remembered you stripped me bare and I watch you slowly take off your clothing.

You turned on the radio and you took my hands,

You took me to my bedroom and you held me like a child,

kissed my face a hundred times.

I asked you this night,

my kindest friend, am I worth the effort? Why do you stay with the crying man?

You told me this night, “I loved you since we talked and talked for many months,

you listened to me and I felt beautiful in your eyes.

You never stole from me and I was willing to give you everything.”

Now returning soldier saw the prettiest red head girl, dancing and laughing with another at a Ann Arbor tavern. He hid in the darkness and he waited for them to go. The bartender told him, if she knew, you were here and you didn’t greet her. You will brake her heart. He smiled at his kind friend and he told him.

Old love is like old wine. It tasted bittersweet and cannot be saved. She saved me once and I loved her so. She is dancing in the street of Ann Arbor, in love. I would be dead-weight and I would brake my own heart to see her cry, be sad. I am good my friend, I have California, I am a writing fool, I have my damn Army and I was lucky. The prettiest red girl I have ever known, loved me once.


 

Dancing Coyote

© 2020 Coyote Poetry


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Coyote Poetry
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I love this poem.. some things are not meant to last forever.. and life does not run backward.. she dropped some love on Johnnie when he needed it.. and in the fullness of time.. he dropped some back.. would that there were more people like that prettiest red-hair girl.. and more like Johnnie too..

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree my friend. Old places need to be forgotten when you become the stranger. I appreciate the co.. read more



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Such a beautiful poem ! I really liked this line a lot "Old love is like old wine. It tasted bittersweet and cannot be saved". It speaks a new tale in itself. Wonderfully written like always .
:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Anjeline. I appreciate the comment. Be careful and be safe my friend.
Anjeline

1 Year Ago

My pleasure and you too take care :)
Love love love this sweet sad sentimental heartfelt endearing probable biography story
Especially love the last long para

Ps music good

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Julie. We can return to where we left. We will become strangers.
I love this. This is wonderful.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you my friend. I appreciate the comment.
I remember trying to come back to a what was... and realizing just how much it wasn't anymore. Life happens with and without our presence ...it just - happens.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree Chris. When we escape for many years. You have change and the old world is gone. Thank you f.. read more
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my kindest friend, am I worth the effort? Why do you stay with the crying man?
You told me this night, “I loved you since we talked and talked for many months,

The line about the crying man, stood out to me. It's shows a sign of strength really. This is amazing write

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you my kind friend for reading and the kind words. We learn, sometime the past is gone and we .. read more
Once is sometimes a lifetme's enough :) The nostalgia here as always is beautifully captured dear friend, good to read you today :)

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ruth for reading and the comment. Old memories can be brought back to life by the good son.. read more

A splendid poem sir, filled to the point of overflowing with feeling.. a truly beautiful but sad self disclosive post that deserves every single one of the full marks I award you for penning these words...

Neville

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you Neville for reading and the comment. I hope you are doing well. Be careful and be safe.
Neville

1 Year Ago


my pleasure.. and you too sir
I love this poem.. some things are not meant to last forever.. and life does not run backward.. she dropped some love on Johnnie when he needed it.. and in the fullness of time.. he dropped some back.. would that there were more people like that prettiest red-hair girl.. and more like Johnnie too..

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree my friend. Old places need to be forgotten when you become the stranger. I appreciate the co.. read more
Oh Wow! This is deep really in the feelings part. This is amazing. Such imagery in this too. Nothing else matters but what happens in the moment you spend with one.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree dear friend. Life can be seconds, minutes and hours. We must enjoy them. Thank you for readi.. read more

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