Thursday, April 2, 2009

As I Go

Warning: This is totally unlike anything I have written before.

Taking the challenge of a writer friends blog post from a metaphor prompt he uses, I felt compelled to write this piece. I have never written anything like this before and perhaps I will never write anything like it again. Know and understand I am in a good frame of mind and this does not reflect feelings of despair in any way. Please have no fear for my safety.

As I Go

If I should wake before I die
pray tell me only where I lie
of melodies sweet
a hummingbirds treat
and gems sparkling in the sky.

If I should wake before life’s complete
Lull me back to restful sleep
To dream of days far away
When I would run, skip and play
The folly of insightful lass.

If I should wake before life’s end
Have at my side the sweetest friend
To recall evenings of delight
dancing under moon’s shimmery light
facing tomorrow full of hope.

If I should wake before I die
please don’t dare breathe a sigh
just turn and give a tender smile
sending me that one last mile
As I go so silently.

April 2, 2009


Crighton Johin said...

Parker, this is just beautiful! I just have to say, "Wow!" I especially like the third stanza. I don't really hear despair in it. I'm not sure what it means to me, but I think that waking up before I die is a good thing. ;-)

Nice work, Parker.

Balthier-H-M said...

Entralling poem. I badly love it. Sublimely blending hope and confidence in death and despair.