weather report

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weather report

sometimes, the journey is not so much long
as it is hard
inclement weather, bad roads
and restless natives
slow us down
 
the month of january, being here
somewhat drizzely and cold
I spent alone in contemplation
of the nature of reality and whether
truth, in fact, exists
and if so,
where can I go to get me some?

spiraling thoughts consumed
while will-power took a much needed vacation
and the flesh, weakened,
caught up on cat naps
and other feline pursuits
dictated by mood
and restlessness
while internal rictor scales registered
shifting geography
in unheard of numbers

now february, being here, so far
sunny in the high 60's
I've been driving fast, with the top down
blaring a musical assault
on the wind
playing with medusa's snakes
seeking to cause no offense
to hapless pedestrians
I like it loud and hard
sometimes softer
but not in the car
in the car it's all screaming
guitars

it's not easy you know
being pushed so far beyond
anything you're equipped for
realizing, for once
really, truly, absolutely
you have nothing left to give
and you never should have
had to be so strong and
indomitable, so fucking selfless
in the first place

though you're stuck here
contemplating the circular nature
of thoughts that go nowhere
you're heart is already free
and you're still young enough
to hope for the life you dream of
the road whispers incessantly
to convicts, early released
but still...
there are the terms of your parole
to be considered

february, here, is a month of snow
hard frozen ground that holds the bulbs back
keeping spring in check
it's all in the timing
I guess

but the road calls...and I know
I'm going to be hitting it as soon
as narcisses fades from the hills
and valleys
of my shattered heart



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Musicmynded1 commented on weather report

02-08-2011

Love the travel of this write, love that its a weather report and you've tied in words of *Nature* and *whether* to it the way you did... really love the emotion of blaring a musical assault on the wind/ sometimes softer but not in the car in the car it's all screaming guitars.. this is so me too.. but.... when ur always in the car with a different type of soul year after year.. i found it weird one cant completely be their-self. Oh how i need a different kind of vacation as well.

tenderpoison

02/08/2011

yes - trapped in the car with a different type soul. that says it all right there. but I'm not merely taking a vacation - I'm more: hit the road jack and don't come back :)

HarverTomsson commented on weather report

02-08-2011

I'm liking this poem for the hope it exudes. ................................. Harv

tenderpoison

02/08/2011

me too :)

angelchaser commented on weather report

02-07-2011

This is one cool poem, Tender. Screaming guitars, huh? You into metal, perchance?

tenderpoison

02/07/2011

depends on what you mean by metal :) kick ass music yes, incomprehensible screamo no. lol my musical tastes are diverse, but yes, at heart - I will always want to be Joan Jett :)

Chaos128 commented on weather report

02-07-2011

Weather report? I'd say it's more worthy of a State of the Union address : )

tenderpoison

02/07/2011

thanks Chaos - hope you're doing well :)

mdpoetgirl commented on weather report

02-07-2011

love your imagery and wording, great poem tenderpoison

tenderpoison

02/07/2011

thank you girl - I appreciate your comments :)

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