Starlight Warmth

There has come to be a time, 
When I can choose, to make yesterday
A time when I felt no pain,
A time when I was never young.
Young could become a fantasy,
Of youth, fleeting
For a moment of joy, or
Agony, that is no longer.
To let it all go,
The good goes with the bad,
There is nothing left
Of the inextricably entwined.
But I shall sky dance in the ocean,
Breathing in darkness and starlight,
And I shall sweat heavy tears of despair
In the eternal sun-hot misery now.
I choose to keep it all,
The wild joys and freedom of youth,
The bitter yellow betrayals,
The glories of life and love.
I want to swim in all of remembrance,
Before forgetfulness takes me away.
Darkness is mystery and the yet to be,
Starlight includes the all.
I am my own sun-hot frozen despair.
I am the starlight warmth of hope.
I am all of my own deaths and lives.
We are all that was and will be.
Bear… 05.24.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

16 comments on “Starlight Warmth

  1. Simon Banks says:

    Beautiful, lyrical sadness


  2. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    “A time when I was never young. Young could become a fantasy” So true Bear, oh so true this young place. 🙂


    • That anyone survives that young place is amazing 🙂

      What did you and Mari decide? I would love to collaborate, but I have heard nothing more than your hints. Perhaps you just like to borrow ideas? Perhaps you have moved on to something else?????? Regardless, I am pleased my poems awakened thoughts and discussion.



      • Nomzi Kumalo says:

        Hello dear 🙂

        She has your email address and she follows and loves your blog. She has been busy touring and I am not sure what will become of it all. Only time will tell. I can perhaps send word now and then? What do you say? 🙂


        • Thank you for this thoughtful reply. Touring cannot help but be exhausting … exhilarating, but exhausting … and it must seem like the entire world is clamoring “Me Me Look At Me Listen To Me!!!” Thousands of little kids jumping up and down.

          Will I see your name beside the lyrics on any albums? Or a nom de plume? I have looked on those I have…. but they are several years old. And perhaps I don’t know specifically what I am looking for. Connection? Insight?

          Vi har hatt dager over 33 C. Snart vil det bli varmere.
          Takk for alt du har gjort.


          • Nomzi Kumalo says:

            Lol. I am the same but getting better. 🙂 I have no idea what her next album will look like. Whether she will use anything of mine at all. We see.

            Me, I do not appear on her past albums. I have only seriously started writing this year. I have been painting all this time. 🙂

            It is wonderful to be able to work together and inspire one another. It is fun. That is all I know. I love the weather report. Lol

            Hot hot der. Wowee. Here the sun is out until late late. Warm days. I love it.

            Takk det samme. Enjoy the rest of your week Bear. 🙂


  3. Deborah says:

    This is so full of feeling and imagery. What I love about it is that even though you use words, the images are so strong that I find myself unable to respond in words, only feelings. Awesome! 🙂


  4. bellmk says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem and do hope you’ve written a book of poetry because this belongs on a shelf. Amazing!


    • I went to your blog hunting for your name, and got caught up reading and reading 🙂 🙂

      I had great fun 🙂 I am so glad you commented as I had lost your wonderful blog, and now it is found again.

      If my poem were on a shelf, would it be shelved?

      I am so glad that you, with your amazing insight likes my work. Thank you.


  5. jameskolt85 says:

    I really like your poem! I write a lot of similar stuff on my blog you should check it out



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