Passing

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Funerals
Memorials
Viewings
One
Or
Two
Or
More
Per
Week
Ancient
Peers
Pass
Shouting
Whispering
Farewell
Until
We
Meet
Again
Or
Often
Absent
And
Silent
There
Are
No
Memories
Of
Tomorrow
No
Privately
Practiced
Mirrored
Speeches
To
Greet
Belief
Manifest
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Bear…07.29.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Helpless Condolence

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With tears
Freshened
By new grief,
I write letters
Of condolence
To two widows
Newly created
From beautiful wives.
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Older sorrows,
That should
Never have been
Cut through,
Keen, too sharp,
The unbearable blade
Of children lost.
Dices sanity
Into a puzzle
Of chaos.
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And now, also
The wretched
Men they loved.
Too late,
Those Fathers
Can never say,
“I’m sorry”.
Now all debts
Are paid,
But also
Promises
Are forever
Unfilled.
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And the living,
Must live,
And say,
“Really, it’s alright.
I am fine”
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Bear … 01.13.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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What Has Once Lived

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Death is above me

Death is below me

Death is within me and

Death is all around

In the day I fight with Dark

In the night I fear the Light

My heart is Death

And my life is Pain

I shall live completely

Before I die

I have lived before

And I shall live again

I shall live this entire life

Until it is wrenched from me

Though I beg that boon

I also scream

So that no one will know

The words I whisper

Only the deaf hear me

And the blind see my soul

Those with no hands

Wipe the tears from my face

And the legless

Carry me dancing across the sky

What has once lived

Can never entirely die
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Bear … 12.03.2014
ⓒBearspawprint2014
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Simply Stop

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Who are
You answering
The Devil’s
Wailing call
Laughing
Smirking in
Nasty ugly glee
Transforming
Flesh
Into gore
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Are you Kali’s
Hunters synchophants
Collecting
Trophy heads
Courageous dead
Refusing to speak
Remove eternal
Present turn
Brightest tomorrow
Into a monstrous death today
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Jigging
Dancing
Devils play
With destruction
And bloody war
Damning our children
Into mutations of
Begging horror
Fertilizing
Tomorrow’s hate
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There is
No way
Out
Except to
Simply
Stop
Know you
That tomorrow
Has already
Before us been
.
The universe
Is vast
Myriad
Manifest
Beyond
Our foolish selves
Yet all
Is One
We are all
All the infinite One
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Bear … o9.14.2014
ⓒBearspawprint2014
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La Danse Est La Musique

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Danse Est La Musique
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Tous mourrez
C’est jamais eu la vie
Mais la musique
Oui la musique
La musique seule vivra
Toujours la musique
Et si la danse
Doit être dansé
Vivants et morts
Toujours la musique
Toujours la danse
Tout est la danse éternelle
La musique seule vivra
Danse pour toujours
La Danse De La Mort Non
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Bear … 01/03/2014
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Dance Is Music
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All shall die
That ever had life
But the music
Yes the music
Music alone shall live
Forever the music
And so the dance
Shall be danced
Living and dead
Forever the music
Forever the dance
All is the Eternal Dance
Music alone shall live
Dancing forever
The Dance Of No Death
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Bear … 01.03.2014
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Bitter Yellow Sorrow

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Oh bitter yellow sorrow

Of pain and death and bile.

The Death Watch has begun.

In his Hundred Years of living

He never said “I’m sorry”.

I told him  “I forgive you”

I said “I thank you for

All you have done.”

But Papa* never said

“I’m sorry”

Never said “It was me,

I am the one.”

Not Papa. No, not my Papa.

In One Hundred Years

He never said “I’m sorry.”

And now the Death Watch

Has begun.

He lived a life of

Gentle kindness …

And deceitful nasty guile.

I am filled with a

Bitter yellow sorrow

Of pain and death and bile.

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*Bear’s note:  Papa was my step-father