Man Down: The Pine Box Awaits

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Man Down: The Pine Box Awaits

Poem by: Bill Rayburn

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Genre: Poetry

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The final, pathetic bleatings of heart about to stop......

Summary

The final, pathetic bleatings of heart about to stop......

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Submitted: October 31, 2012

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Submitted: October 31, 2012

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Man Down

 

The Pine Box Awaits

 

 

 

 

Got dust on my keyboard

 

And the kitchen’s a big mess

 

I sit here drinking, just under the sword

 

About to cash it in, I confess

 

 

The chips have been pushed in

 

The bet has been made

 

Nothing left but to count the sins

 

My final bricks have been laid

 

 

It’s much too late for goodbyes

 

And I’ve fucked them up before

 

They brought laughter, tears and mostly lies

 

Through many hearts I have torn

 

 

Regrets pile up in a fire I need to stoke

 

Waiting for air and a new flaming life

 

But that rewind button is broke

 

Rejuvenation, going back, only brings more strife

 

 

Looking back, looking forward; an utter waste of time

 

My neck can only look down

 

While I fortify with a glass of wine

 

In its crystal tomb, I prepare to drown

 

 

When a man collapses and fails

 

It is never a pretty sight

 

The weight, the pressure, the windless sails

 

All explain his soul’s urban blight

 

 

When the mirror simply cracks at first glance

 

A man’s fate is written in the sand

 

With nothing left but to fall on his lance

 

His last call, that final scene, death can be so bland

 

 

No dramatics are left, the scabbard is bare

 

Time to accept this silly fate

 

Though we strive and even deign to dare

 

Seemingly always…a few minutes too late

 


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