The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

A Poem by Cole Spire

Not talking about the landmark either.


The Grand Canyon


By Matthew S. Van Hove


I would call you by name,

But it seems like such a false thing.

Tamitha, Cassy, Iceblue;

B***h, Liar, W***e, Trailer Trash!

Those sound better but not quite right.


You may ask why I call you this,

You may think I am giving you praise.

A national landmark after all is something of honor.

You don't know the meaning of that word.

You have no honor, no dignity, no tacked.


You were my first,

And I will never be able to forget you.

You caused me pain greater than I had known at that point in my life.

You made me who I am,

So I kind of have to thank you.


But you will always be the Grand Canyon to me.

And the reason is simple to see.


Even a seven forty seven looks small,

Flying into the Grand Canyon.

© 2008 Cole Spire

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Dang. It's like that, huh? Wow. I'm hoping this was in the way past for you, unsettling as it seems to have been. Good to get it off your chest, though, huh? Rant on, brother, rant on!

Great write!

Posted 15 Years Ago

i like this very much. perhaps my assumption for what this poem is about and what "Grand Canyon" is referencing is horribly awry, (i read into things too much sometimes) but if it's not, not only do i find this a very expressive poem, but a very amusing one as well.

again, though, my assumptions on the subject matter could be wrong.

either way, it is a very well written poem.

Posted 15 Years Ago

Very deeply hurt I would say you have been my friend, but this was before and you are in the now. Hopefully the now is treating you well. Sorry I have not dropped in for awhile. Just finding some time tonight to find my way to a few friends.


Posted 15 Years Ago

So powerful and anger in this write. But a very great writing.

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on September 30, 2008


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