The main event. (R.I.P Eddie Money).

The main event. (R.I.P Eddie Money).

A Poem by Relic




Cancer
A vermin!
A dreg of death!

A mauler
who sucker punches, spars
and destroys
with body blows

until the challenger's ghostly form
is foreign to the eyes, wobbly,

unrecognizable.

Even money--
unable to go the distance
with all its supremacy--
gets outwitted
and KO'd.

With undefeated, unmatched,
unequaled form
Cancer prevails far too often
as life's referie of remaining days
stands over another challenger
and vigorously counts to ten,
waving to finish the match
with a unanimous decision
marked by tears and death certificates.

Someday though, a brutal brawler,
a vicious contender,
an underdog with a devestating uppercut
and combination of counterpunches
will come along with a knockout
that will leave the crowd in a frenzy.

...someday.

some damn day.

© 2019 Relic


Author's Note

 Relic
Another good one is gone. R.I.P Eddie.
Update: 9/16/19 Cancer was not the reason for Eddie's death as the media reported. Yet, there are many Eddie's out there that have succumbed to cancer. The sentiment still stands.

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Nice tribute. That is my favorite song of his. Some damn day. And it's gonna take A LOT of "Money."


Posted 3 Days Ago


 Relic

3 Days Ago

Thanks, Pat.
I hope he saved one of those tickets to paradise for himself:) some of his music is so ingrained into my memory its like i'm hearing ghosts now felt that way about Bowie too!!!! Cancer is a wretched crooked fighter sticks lead weights in his gloves and smears smelling salts on his gloves someday brother someday he is gonna get defeated!

Posted 4 Days Ago


 Relic

4 Days Ago

Thank you for your thoughts, Robert.
Very nice poem. It is true you can't take money with you when you die. I heard from a friend you should spend money because you can't take it with you. So buy that last minute item you really want.

Posted 4 Days Ago


 Relic

4 Days Ago

Well said, thank you.
JungLee

4 Days Ago

You're welcome
yes, another good one...and as your perfect allegory describes.."some day some way"
we will see him in paradise, with or without our tickets.
it's hard to go the distance with Cancer...and win by decision.
j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


 Relic

4 Days Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, J. It means a lot.
dear Kelly... yes... some day... when the sky is the limit and
Angels pray with symphonies of resurrection and life can be
enjoyed until the last moment that becomes destiny. truly, Pat

Posted 5 Days Ago


 Relic

4 Days Ago

Thank you, Pat.
seems every body is leaving,liked the way you presented it

Posted 5 Days Ago


 Relic

5 Days Ago

Thanks, Wordman.
 wordman

4 Days Ago

you`re welcome
My God, he was just diagnosed last month, and the season opener for his reality show just aired last night - I still have it on my DVR. What a distinctive voice he had, and let it be known that Mick wasn't the only guy with swagger! Great dedication, Tim.

Posted 5 Days Ago


 Relic

5 Days Ago

Thanks Kelly. John?
Kelly Scheppers

5 Days Ago

...sorry, Tim. It's been one of those days!
 Relic

4 Days Ago

..................lol
A wonderful tribute and such a well written poem in defiance and in hope of beating this maurader of humankind.

Posted 5 Days Ago


 Relic

5 Days Ago

Thank you, John.
A great singer lost to cancer. Cancer steal the best from us my friend. I didn't know and you honored him with your good words.
Coyote

Posted 5 Days Ago


 Relic

5 Days Ago

Thank you, Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

5 Days Ago

You are welcome my friend.

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