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Leonard Cohen was right

Leonard Cohen was right

A Poem by Jack...

 

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen was right

 

Standing before this microphone

Blank faces stare from cushioned chairs

Jewels sparkle, acting like they’re real

While bow ties just seem sad…it happens

 

Marching to the beat of clicking heels,

Unbuttoned vests as strange eclipsed spotlights

Illumine smoke swirls in overhead rafters

Flowing from my ember’d fingertips

 

And my hair is a mess…but it always is

And I don’t care…do you?

I’d clear my throat but that does no good

Gravel has taken up residence…it pays the rent

 

The room goes dim, the audience worries

Glares spark like steel on asphalt

I can see them clear, slowly fading in anxious doubt

Scratching on some ink pad and dusty sheets…ideas

 

Yet I adore you, I love everything that is you

Need surpasses desire, and I need

My arms long to cling you, crushed against me

Breathing as one, harmonious breath…just thoughts…they come

 

The bass player plucks and that is my cue

Flicking my ashes I begin to read…poetry

And the audience smiles…I am a poet and poetry is cool

Leonard Cohen was right

© 2014 Jack...


Author's Note

Jack...


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Thank you for sharing I love his music. Superb write.

blessings. Benita

Posted 6 Years Ago


Your play with words is brilliant, Jack. I was enchanted by how you narrated the scene.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Loved it very, very much ! This completely made my heart smile. Thank you for posting, dear Jack !

Posted 6 Years Ago


Hey I like this as I do the Leonard Cohen that I have heard, I love musical poems they are a merger of two mighty powers. Great work

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much my friend.
I like actually love the way you talk about love, no one knows the direction your pen is taking and when you come to a halt, it is about love, I love your pen, I missed it too. Hope you have been well.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much my sweet friend. I have been as well as I can be.
Want to sit with audience with and paper and to say poem is excellent and to smile . Deep and true to the last bit. Relieved thinking ash can take the form of something constructive rather than perish without penning . In reality both are sad hard to say which is harder. Really enjoyed. Poet and poetry came too harmonious.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Linda.
Linda alexander

6 Years Ago

You welcome, take care Jack
Jack! Lovely poem. I didn't even realize it was you until after I read the poem. Anytime I see Leonard Cohen's name I'm drawn in instantaneously. Famous Blue Raincoat is one of my favourites. But, anyways. Onto the poem:

Very well written, as always. I especially liked the touch about gravel paying rent in the character's throat. The emotions described through setting and thought are executed to perfection and you manage it all in such a short amount of time. I wish I had that sort of skill, as my pieces still tend to wander with my ever wandering mind. This one is going into my favourites.

Posted 6 Years Ago


MachinaWriter

6 Years Ago

It was my pleasure entirely. I've been unable to write for some time, but I've recently taken a new .. read more
Jack...

6 Years Ago

No problem my friend. Just let me know.
MachinaWriter

6 Years Ago

I'm nearly done with it. I'm excited. I put up my first attempt at this style earlier yesterday, but.. read more
Heard you read this one last night, Jack - yes, very cool indeed!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thanks Rita, excited you listened.
Excellent piece Jack, not sure I would be brave enough :) x

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

All it takes is one time my friend and then it is in your blood and you will crave it. Thank you so .. read more
I know for a fact that Frieda and Steve would love this. :-) This is really good, I never really knew Leo until Frieda but he is amazing indeed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much my friend. yes, I knew they would like this as well as I was hoping you would. I appr.. read more

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San Antonio, TX



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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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