David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
hradzka

APED: "sing me sweetly"

Sing me sweetly, one last time.
Because I'll die with you.
We both got old, before our time:
the world wants something new.
And so it goes, and so do we,
and time just rolls along,
and it rolls over you, and me.
Old woman. Older song.
So sing me now. Oh, sing your fill.
Before we cease to be.
Songs, my sisters, are sung still
but no one else sings me.
Being sung forever was my plan.
But the bloom went off the rose.
Sing me, please, because you can.
For you're the last who knows.
I still could be immortal, dear.
We're different, you and I:
Sing me, please, so someone hears --
For I don't want to die.
Tags: a poem every day
Subscribe

  • APED: the book

    I've been busy with some other things, so this took a while, but it's now official: if you are so inclined, you can now buy my book. It's a…

  • APED: "a poem every day concludes"

    Well, this is it. I have now officially written a poem every day for a year. I started January 9, 2009, and January 8, 2010, makes the…

  • APED: "there are happies, ever after"

    There are happies, ever after, but little mermaids turn to foam; the gravest hearts give way to laughter, some cats turn king, and don't come home.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments