murder and music


and the music was murdered on the day it was all that remained
level with the sea and take a glass fill it up just half
then ask, half full half empty what do you see
music was born in the waves then sunk carefully in the endless ocean
so we would never run out until the moon spurned the sea
ask the shells music was born in their ear shaped hearts
they taught the land they taught the leaves
before breaking into one last song inside the sands
they taught the wind to wave like the sea
and the wind never stopped learning until just one tree remained
and they covered up the sky until just one song remained
trying to save the last human being before shadow before dream
and the music died when his eyes turned so green
his heart grew so foul and his reflection grew so pale
nobody knew the music would die when they took it in their hands
filled half a glass and asked now make me fly
sold the deathless urge each day for a dollar twenty five
and that was how the music died

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7 Responses

  1. That is so sad.
    I want to believe music lives on somewhere forever.
    I want to believe …

    Thanks Ross! Id like to believe that too …

  2. But it is still alive in your poetry, Ms Mist.

    Thank you Mr. Squires :)!

  3. It’s a sad existence when the music dies Beyond sad, actually. Like planetross, I want to believe music lives on somewhere forever.

    PLL, C.

    Hey Cordie, yep, I hope so too 😦

  4. would love to hear how this one is read. have you read it out loud? i imagine it peaks and falls – does it? any chance of a podcast?

    Hey Maxine! I am trying to read it out, thanks for asking, now I won’t balk :)!

  5. I too would love to hear this.

    Thanks Cocoyea :)! I will try to speak it

  6. This is beautifully written. Now I’m off to check out the rest of your blog 🙂

    Thank you Crazy Cool Dreamer :)!

  7. podcasts! coool!

    Thanks Cordie :)!

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