The Alternative

The Alternative

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
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Inspired by the song "Reason To Live" by Kiss

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Lying alone in the dark
The edge of the bed
Fits your mood.
You've lost yourself
When love walked out
Now you wonder
If your body should follow
Your heart underground.
Bleeding for a lost cause
Might as well bleed
The pain away.
Lift your head
From that headstone pillow
And see the light
Beyond the window
And see there is a world
Beyond this lonely room
That awaits you
With opportunities to feel
What living is really like
And that the end of love
Is not the end of life
But the beginning
Of adventures
That has always existed
In the back of your mind.
For the alternative
Is not the answer
Cause you'll never get
A second chance
To shine when your
six feet under.

© 2009 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)


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Cowboy,
You know what I really enjoy about reading your work and coming to your site...?
I love your ambiance...The creative imagery that you create even before the reader reads your poem ...
It's almost like walking into a beautiful home or exploring the realms of nature; the beauty isn't just limited to the obvious its the combination of the "ambiance" and the creative character, that energies our thoughts...
You give us so much when we stop by.

So, as I read "The Alternative" and allow my spirit to be serenaded by "Reason to Live" I enjoy your creative character...
Ultimately, despite the pain... I do what you so eloquently instruct:
"Lift your head
From that headstone pillow
And see the light "

Respectfully,
The Duchess...


Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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This resonates so much truth

Posted 9 Years Ago


224 Views??? WTF???
This is just a little gem isn't it now... I-love-this-poem!!!
Love the structure, every line is chock full of heart, flows so smooth. I can see now I need to dig back in your bookstore and see what else you have hidden in there... Wonderful piece here!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good!

"For the alternative
Is not the answer
Cause you'll never get
A second chance
To shine when your
six feet under."

A must read for anyone with a broken heart.......anyone searching for hope. Thank you for bringing these words to the page. Loved it!



Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow such dark power in this one. Sad lonelyness shines in this one, as you speak of her. I love how you speak to her, letting her know that the end of love does not mean the end of her life...there will be brighter times once time has had a chance to heal her.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ok... I am going to try this again... this site is not letting me comment..

this was BRILLIANT!! I LOVED IT, and what a great inspiration that must have
been for you to transpire this superb poem!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well done...congrats on the gold my friend

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent piece. I can see why it won. Very well written.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh how did I miss this one? Fantastic.. great flow with a writing for a Reason To LIVE.. I'm going to have to go back farther into your work!!! This one is truly inspirational and profound and a wonderful tribute to Kiss's song. Loved the message here! Thank you so much for sharing!!! =)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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hey hey babe... sorry i aint been around for a while.... love this poem... it has summed up my feelings over last few months... couldnt believe it when i read it... it was all i needed to go on..... thank you my friend you read my mind xxxxxxxxx

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love how you ended this piece. I don't think you could have come up with something as close as that. Brillinalt piece of heartache and emotional ride you send down my poetic spine.

Much love n respect,
Anna

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

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Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, Dylan Thomas, R.. more..

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