Dead Man’s Song

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Oh! That man could make some music!
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In my honey haired youth I was
Wooed by a Dead Man with music and dreams.
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Uh! That Dead Man could lie!
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I was the Curse that bound him. Helpless to escape,
He struggled for freedom in the arms of others.
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Oh! That man could make some music!
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“My life is not worth living without your trust. I want you to know
Your love is the reason that I am tormented,” said the Dead Man’s voice.
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Uh! That Dead Man could lie!
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He said he had been cursed with the Gypsy’s Curse.
He wanted to be free of the Curse, the torment.
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Oh! That man could make some music!
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The Dead Man didn’t care about trust or my feelings,
He wanted illusion and pretense and the work to be done.
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Uh! That Dead Man could lie!
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Bitter understanding made me both gentle and cruel.
I listened through walls to pathos in his music.
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Oh! That man could make some music!
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After twenty years, of being a Curse,
I sought  new songs, new music, a new life.
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Uh! That Dead Man could lie!
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The Gypsy’s Curse has not been lifted.
He plays a Dead Man’s song.
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Oh! That man could make some music.
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The Dead Man writes of redemption and loss,
Of nobility and love, and honor and truth.
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Uh! That Dead Man could lie!
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He is a Dead Man alone, cursed by the Gypsy’s Curse.
Only his music is the truth of torment and regret.
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Oh! That man could make some music!
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Bear … 05.28.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014
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THE GYPSY’S CURSE: MAY YOU FIND THE CUNT THAT FITS.
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MY POEM IS NOT NECISARRILY ABOUT ANYBODY IN PARTICULAR. IT MIGHT BE ABOUT A SOMEONE, OR IT MIGHT NOT.
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WHAT HAPPENS IF THE BEST POSSIBLE MATCH IS CONSIDERED A CURSE? THAT IS THE IRONY OF THE GYPSY’S CURSE. THE DESIRE AND SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL, AND PARTICULARLY FINDING IT, IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CURSED INSULT. THERE IS MAGIC AND POWER IN THAT ARCHITYPICAL IDEA. IT HAPPENS THAT RELIGIONS CURSE, PARENTS CURSE, CULTURES CURSE, WE CURSE EACH OTHER AND WE CURSE OURSELVES IN VARIATIONS OF THE SAME PREMISE. THIS IS A BASE-NOTE THEME THAT FLOWS UNDER MUCH OF WHAT I WRITE.

I GOOGLED GYPSY’S CURSE, SOME TIME AGO, RECENTLY, AND TODAY. THERE ARE NO GOOD ONLINE REFERENCES, THAT I FOUND. THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING, BUT I DIDN’T FIND IT. STEVIE WONDER’S “SUPERSTITION”, IN THE SIDE-BAR, IS PROBABLY THE BEST REFERENCE, FROM MY VIEW, ABOUT SUPERSTITIONS.

THERE IS A 1974 BOOK TITLED THE GYPSY’S CURSE, BUT IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GYPSY’S CURSE IS MISREPRESENTED IN THE STORY’S NARRATIVE. THE BOOK IS FICTION, SO THAT’S OK, BUT IT IS NOT A GOOD REFERENCE FOR MEANING IN MY WORK.

BEAR … 05.28.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014
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6 comments on “Dead Man’s Song

  1. Lisa says:

    The gift and the curse are often one and the same. What do “they” say about that fine line of madness and genius? Great write. 🙂

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