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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sinking Ship

Mary's words were magic
She graced notebooks with her tears
Turned pages into white doves
Went flying through the years

David's soul was in his voice
He brought passion to the song
Notes lifted him above his pain
When singing he  felt strong

A mother has two children
and she holds them to her breast
Although they both are dear to her
Which one does she love best?

If  you were on a sinking ship
and you had to choose
Would you save your sanity?
Or would you save your muse?

Mary was my grandma
and David was her son
Madness and depression
Neither could outrun

Grandmother and uncle
For them it was too late
Can I escape and take my art?
Or is their fate my fate?

I stand here their legacy
What will be my part?
Will I have to sacrifice
Sanity for art?

If you were on a sinking ship
and you had to choose
Would you save your sanity?
Or would you save your muse?

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

the impossible question...i would on immediate thought save the muse, but when you put people behind them that choice became harder...

Mama Zen said...

Now, that is a thought provoking question!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

I love this! GOt my brain wheels a turning with this one,thanks! :)

nene said...

Sanity is a relative term defined by paradgm by those who think they know. Using 'relative' was not meant to be a play in word in reference to this piece.
Your muse is your personal identitifier and creation.
One does not have to be traded for the other.

I think I lost my 'sanity'. Guess what? I'm not searching for it

Be kind to yourself: 'Desiderata'

darev2005 said...

Save the art! Sanity is over-rated anyway.

Like I would know. (grin)