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#1125214 - 03/11/17 04:04 PM Death  
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Death is a party
It's so cool
It's like graduating
From high school
Hovering above him
Crying on the ouside
You outlived him
Laughing on the inside

Death is release
Release from all care
Release from trouble
You had his share
Pretending to miss him
After he's gone
Knowing full well
Life goes on

Farewell Party
Playing in your head
Gene Watson
Dead dead dead

Death is a party
Straighten his tie
Wear your new dress
Tell some lies
Say how you loved him
You always will
He's in a box
You're in his will

jimcolyer.com

#1125215 - 03/11/17 04:05 PM Re: Death [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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#1125514 - 03/17/17 04:56 PM Re: Death [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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On the subject of death. I love your twisted sense of humor and use of sarcasm and irony. Thinking of what the possibilities would be for a musical setting is fun with such a recipe as this.

My mind then drifted to the funeral of my daughter (age 10). Today is the 10th anniversary of her passing. This poem is her older sister's writing done in her honor. The music for this piece is the sound of the ever present wind.


KAYLA

I won't buy flowers
To place at your head,
I'll meander to your grave
Picking wild ones instead.
Blooms of bright hues,
Tangled stems and leaves,
Rock roses, lantana,
And African daisies.

You were no poised
Composed bouquet,
You were the scatter
Of springtime at play.
You were thunderheads
In a blue summer sky,
With deep purple rage
That would wring you dry.

Your own scattered petals
You gather with wind,
Mix them with dust,
Pirouette in the sand.
These rocks will never know
Your footsteps again,
But you dance on wind!
Kick up cyclones of sand Kayla!
You dance on wind!

Cat Crawford


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