Respect the dead

Respect the dead

A Poem by terry smith

Jimmie.....dead 
Tom.....rehab 
Dave...divorced ...and on the run 
so many of them 
gone now 
Steve..the carpel tunnel fiasco cost him a claw 
man his pallet is genius 
I use him now 
as a talking dictionary of favors 
because he has the same affliction I have 
and that is why he loves it 
and I love it 
and that is why we do it 
there can be 
no other reason 
we give up 
so much for it 
and it will eventually kill us all

© 2019 terry smith


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Great dance of words and thoughts my friend.
"and that is why he loves it
and I love it
and that is why we do it "
I liked the above lines. Honest, true and direct. Thank you Terry for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


This is absolutely beautiful! The story is illustrated so beautifully. I love the way that you can take your affliction as drugs or writing. It sounds like a combination of the two. I look forward to reading more of your writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


writing is like a drug...to me...and maybe it will kill us in the end, but i fear rehab even more than that death.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago



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