Paean

Paean

A Poem by Archipelago
"

for a friend who deserved more

"

Ashes to thunder

Lights out at home

The door slowly opens

Let the gas leak some more

It’s killing me slowly

My breath’s shallow now

I might last the night now

If the weather holds

 

The shed holds a secret

The priest knows a spell

The woods offer comfort

The gate cages Hell

 

The sprits are woken

The air is renewed

The long chill is broken

But my strength is as well

 

I thought you said “slowly”

I thought it would hurt

Before he was ready

He passed out on the floor

 

He’s breathing so slowly

Send for all the king’s men

What good will it do now?

For years he’s been dead

 

It happened so slowly

But what could we do?

Sure, we all saw it coming

But walk in our shoes

 

If every action

In everyone’s lives

Was to help out another

Could our species survive?

 

If every Eleanor Rigby

Was granted a smile

How long would we mean it?

How long ‘til we tired?

 

Things are better on mountains

And in ocean depths

And in caves and in forests

Than in places of rest

I say let the priest wander

Let him find his true home

Let him find Costa Rica

He won’t travel alone

 

 

 

 

So, slowly, so slowly, ease out the door

Go at your own pace, you are not alone

 

Alpha

 beta

  gamma

   delta

    epsilon

     zeta

      eta

       theta

        iota

         kappa

          lambda

           mu

           nu

          xi

         omicron

        pi

       rho

      sigma

     tau

    upsilon

   phi

  chi

 psi

omegA

© 2010 Archipelago


Author's Note

Archipelago
i'm definitely editting this later because i want it to be better. please offer any comments or suggestions. thanks in advance. also, the rhyme scheme that develops was unintentional so that's why it suddenly pops up halfway through

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