(The Parlour) Live and Live again

(The Parlour) Live and Live again

A Poem by John Holmes

Sometimes we never know
what we are 
what we are doing 
whether we are singing or screaming
dying or living 
as we breath in seconds
goes our own 
internal clock
chipping away 
at our time to be
and still
we know not what we are 
when are time will begin!
whether in the darkness
of thy lonely night
or in thew blazing heat 
of high noon
our time will begin
when we have thrown the dice away
no more chances
no more gambles
no more desperate plans
we chuck it in
discard our hand
leave the table
so we thought
what really happened
was that you 
moved on
you started it
your life
your existence
when you left your old tools
So you listen to me!
leave the table
discard your hand
throw the dice away
and get up!
run and sprint and scream and sing 
so that you can't tell the difference!
and then
and then
you will hear it
your heart
pounding and pounding away
in a fury known to shake heavens down
a simple human
is alive
is dreaming
is drowning in nightmares
and dancing
in moonlight
Oh, the Heavens have reason to shake and Hell to tremor too. 

© 2014 John Holmes

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Added on August 16, 2014
Last Updated on August 16, 2014
Tags: living, dancing, hoping, dying, gambling, life, death, heart, love, happieness, poem, poetry, choice, chance, knowledge, heaven, hell


John Holmes
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