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colonel_mexico

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2014, 09:27:17 AM »
Searching for Ced (3)

And so the search begins.....

We stopped before the show,
It seems so long ago, but
Maybe I was just stoned.
Fought to the front, crushed
Against the gate, yelled
As loud as I could, you'd
Thought I was nuts.
Screaming the words to every
Song, enjoying every frenzy,
Listening intensely and
Drinking in the insanity.
Break the inner gates of my mind!
Let the music be the portal that takes
My soul to the world next!
Take me hence and never let me rest!

Cedric left his voice screaming
Into the wind.
I stood on the fringe trying to
Catch some meaning.
"Knife me in hobbling" I'm the
One talking in my sleep again.
Philosophy shrouded in veils?
Comical musicians with false tales?
Lost musings of mine left in the hotel
And the phone call warning me of
The farewell.
Who holds the key to the tower?
When knowledge is power you'll
Find the rhythm and its beautiful blessing.
Its quiet in the dark hour as
We seek those who know nothing
Of peace everlasting.
Some truths are better left undisturbed,
Yet our curiosity begs the shrouds be removed.
"What do you want me to do draw you a picture?! Spell it out?! Don't ever ask me, as long as you live don't ever ask me more!"

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2014, 04:33:10 PM »
Chasm of the Empty Desert (4)

Seeking shelter in desolate lands
Ced used to roam, the people he
Could understand because they were just like him
All the memories I wish I had,
But making my own as I follow
The directions in Album 2 The Sorrow.
Not all of us can cope with creation,
But are exalted by recognition
Of the strength it takes to see
Patterns on vaulted ceilings
Given to a select few in beautiful harmony.
I'm no poet just a passerby that
Gives pause to pay respects and say hi
Aspiring mountain climbers of the mind.
Showing us things we'd never find
On our own. This place is dirty,
I almost feel home. Though
I wish I could understand a little
Clearer, all this madness is crazy.
Must avoid losing my clarity
In this land of lost souls and muddled sight.
Play the first song first track last album,
'Languished in the light.'
"What do you want me to do draw you a picture?! Spell it out?! Don't ever ask me, as long as you live don't ever ask me more!"

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2014, 06:05:15 PM »
Sounds like the workings of my mind :), trying desperately to grasp the hidden meanings.

Really evocative writing, Col.
"I'm a new day rising."

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2014, 10:06:22 AM »
Incarnate Pattern Against Ced (5)

This makes no sense, why would he
Bring us hence? To give pause and
Question our sense of right and wrong
And if we should've even come?
I sought this place and no going back
Is the case I'm presenting the practical
Side of my mind that likes me to
Question the action set into motion
From previous conversation of some
Mental observation. With stern
Consternation I'm reminded of outcomes
Long gone, mistakes forgotten and
Choices stupidly remembered as nothing
But a few drops of ink in my diary.

What makes it smile like that?
He's bleeding in every smile
As he grasps another victim in the way.
Its singing to show us the place-its a grave.
We know the sound-it showed us
Warmth in a gaze.
It gave me a chance when the odds were laced
By the mechanics.
He said he was lost
And then he was gone.
Wandering the highways, why are these
Byways to paths of forgotten heroine users?
This is the taste that abuses
We give strength to the muses,
Let's abide and try not to lose this
Rant he left us with trying to confuse us.
"What do you want me to do draw you a picture?! Spell it out?! Don't ever ask me, as long as you live don't ever ask me more!"

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2014, 08:56:14 AM »
Quitter's Sin (6)

He'd given up the gift long ago.
Wanted nothing to do with his former show.
On top of the world were the clichés
He created.
His voice was left silent to be
Unheard by many.
The few left were forgetful, but helpful
To those that seek refuge from destiny.
What did words mean anyway?
They're left dying in the world
As soon as your tongue utters them.
Words from some forgotten generation,
Or some forgotten book that
Someone mistook for prophecy-
When they were just a joke about
Life and all its fallacy.
Trying to forget his past,
He drinks alone and enjoys his silent repast.
He used to live life in the fast lane,
Now he sleeps past midday.
'Why can't I wake and find a place
That will give way to comfort and slake
My thirst with a taste of a million summers
Never ending and always beginning?'
He drinks deeply to help quicken the forgetting.
"What do you want me to do draw you a picture?! Spell it out?! Don't ever ask me, as long as you live don't ever ask me more!"

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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2014, 10:11:49 AM »
A tug of war between feeling like his words are obsolete now, forgotten and wondering if they lacked value in the first place? That is the worst kind of rabbit hole.
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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2014, 12:06:24 PM »
This is the main character of this little epic Ced, I suppose I should have named it differently.   He doesn't care for his words anymore, they were just something he used to do and wants to forget the words, his show, and everything associated with it.  He just now spends his time hiding out away from the fame and glamor of that life. 
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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2014, 01:09:55 PM »
He became disillutioned with his own message, realizing it didn't provide any answers?
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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2014, 02:45:20 PM »
More that he became this revered idol when he wasn't really doing anything except performing his music and somehow this mythology around him sprung up.  When it became too much he stopped performing and went into hiding. 
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Re: colonel_mexico's poem thread
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2014, 06:07:54 PM »
Alles klar. Thank you. :)
"I'm a new day rising."