Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A Poem by Colton Warr
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An experimental piece about what I've been going through. My whole life I've moved city to city. It undoubtely takes a toll...

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Rolling Stone   



There once was a man, 

Young and untamed by nature 

A man destined to be damned 

One in search of a savior


There once was a man, 

Charming and handsome by the grace of God

Time slipped from him, he could feel each grain of sand

Wandering in wonder, they cry “he is lost!” 


There once was a man,

Looking, nay, longing for something real

But even the purest could not understand 

And so from them, he would always peel


There once was a man,

As hardened as the stone that lay upon the earth

She reaches out and says “take my hand”

But he rolls on, “she would never have my weathered worth”


The wicked winds whirled him through life

A man in a state of constant strife 

With every piece he leaves behind, to the heart, a knife

For, broken relationships he has a rife 


And what stormy nights weigh upon his shoulders?

Is it the fear of being seen as a pebble and not a boulder? 

Is it the fires of passion between her and him beginning to smolder?

Is it the notion that all he is getting is older? 


Don’t get too close, 

They try, almost 

Don’t ask him what he knows

Don’t ask to hold his heart,

Don’t touch what has froze 

His most vulnerable state has always been the prose 

His greatest temptation has always been balancing out the lows

But I digress, 

I’m a mess 

Inside my chest 

And in my mind

There is no sense 

How many humans must I leave behind,

Before I scare away the rest? 

From Love I should take a break, 

From anything close I should be banned

I want too much from these humans, 

I want love to be grand, 

But I’m only getting older, can’t you see the silver strands?

Lost at sea, looking for land 

Although the ground shifts, 

Upon my own two feet I will stand,

But, my Rose, I am only just a man

If I ever reach out and take your hand,

Just promise you’ll never let go

And if you do, oh no

.....and so the Stone rolls. 


God save him, 

Or maybe she can try, 

For he is a Rolling Stone

Too good at goodbyes... 

© 2018 Colton Warr


Author's Note

Colton Warr
Poetry is constantly reshaping. We find "our poetry" as we find "ourselves." Let me know what you guys think! More words soon...

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"God save him
Or maybe she can try"
WOW! The whole poem was beautiful but those two lines punched me in the face. I love this

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words. Thanks for stopping by and giving this a read!
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This one was good! A vagabond always has a good story, at least to me it always does.

The wicked winds whirled him through life

That line was golden. The poem almost has an irish punk song feel to me. Definitely enjoyed it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate those kind words! Thank you for taking the time to give this read.. read more
Stopping and taking that deep breath of what love and roots has to offer is difficult for some. And while the strife is enough at times for them to give it a try it is usually sabotaged at some point by the natural state of wanderlust. It seems to me its that on both sides of the coin, the rooted wish to be untethered and the rootless have wishes of settling. It rarely happens I think, changing what we do and who we are are two totally different things.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Your take on this piece is awesome. Poetry is always open to individual interpretation. And your wor.. read more
I think it's really cool. I get what you're saying, it makes me think of my brother.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words! I am grateful that you stopped by and gave this a r.. read more
Strong spoken-word vibe to this introspective take on love. Good wisdom to be had, especially regarding the mindset of the rolling stone. :):)

Well flowed... would love to hear this performed onstage.

V



Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, Verse! Your words are positive and encouraging! I appreciate that. It means a l.. read more
Good read, wonderful flow as the thoughts turn into words ;-]

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate you stopping by and giving this a read! Thank you for the positive.. read more
This is a good poem that impresses with honesty and a lot of carefully written impressions, this is a kind of autobiographical narrative poem that deserves to be read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, Leslie! I appreciate your kind words! Writing, as it always does, helps us thro.. read more
Sounds like Mick Jagger to me. 😉

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

Haha I’ll take that any day of the week! Thank you for that. And thank you for giving this a read!.. read more
Vivian Gospel

1 Year Ago

Jumping jack flash. You are welcome.
Most of us need roots to flourish, some don't. In this poem the author questions his inability to settle down
Ever the wanderlust, not being able to form permanent relationships, moving on, searching for something else. I enjoyed this composition and the way you expressed yourself.

Chris


Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

You’re exactly right, Christine. In this piece, I tried to reflect upon whether I needed roots or .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. I enjoyed your style of writing.
Sounds like a man whose eyes are too old...who feels too much...who leaves nothing of himself because he gave it all away...he is but a stone....that being said...the only thing other is maybe making a break when you change person...from he to I instead of leaving the stanza together.gives away a better transition.p.s. ive know this man, i was this girl...we must put our feet to the ground and be still to grow roots.....

Posted 1 Year Ago


Colton Warr

1 Year Ago

I am very happy that you were able to relate to these words, Queenie! And your interpretation is spo.. read more

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Colton Warr
Colton Warr

Richmond, VA



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