Flesh and bones.
Flesh and bones
(Need a positive poem. Life is to be celebrated. Each day is a gift.)
I fell from the top of the mountain.
I stood with so many victories.
I realized too late.
There don’t mean too much.
Beautiful young woman sitting between my legs.
She looked up.
“Told me it don’t matter anyway.
We are only flesh and bones.”
I sit by the ocean.
Watching the power and her beauty.
The ocean is heartless.
So dangerous and tempting.
Woman with sad eyes sat with me.
She wished she was a better person.
I told her.
“We are but flesh and bones.
In time we will fade away to distance memories.”
I gave everything away.
I roamed with the poets and the musicians.
We sat late at night together on lonely Monterey beaches.
Drinking and talking of things that was and were to be.
The singer sang a love song.
When he is done.
He told me.
“Love don’t really mean too much.
We are but flesh and bones.”
Just here awhile to try to celebrate being alive.
We danced and ran down the lonely beaches.
We said a pray to our God.
For one more day to be alive and free.
For we are but flesh and bones.
, Sept 2008