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Passing Beauty

Updated on May 21, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Are we not like butterflies cocooned at death and reemerging with wings for our souls.

Life has two sides, we are often split by Joy and sorrow.
Life has two sides, we are often split by Joy and sorrow. | Source

The true facts of life and death condensed.

Passing Beauty.

In the end amidst sterile sheets,
sweat beaded foreheads
and I.V.'s not like those of
a morning glory's bloom
we continue to metamorphosis
When your last gasps of
precious air begin to fade,
to encroaching darkness,
all that was beautiful haunts you
Your mothers loving face,
that first kiss from
the girl next door,
the taste of frozen custard,
the creme brulee
of life remembered
on your parched lips.
Warm sun and beaches,
all the passion you emptied
into frenzied flesh.
Love and laughter,
and that sweet innocence
in the eyes of your children,
All fading as the barely heard
" I love you's," from your family
gathered around you echo forever
as you cross the boundary
of beauty lost, into a most
astounding everafter.
Carry all of the love
you knew and shared
with you in the archives of your soul
A heavenly library to ponder
in paradise forevermore.

In The Launching Of Another Year.

I am hung up and strung up
on the birthday balloon
of my advancing age
my future slowly deflating
The skin of my passage
wrinkling as I sail on
towards the blues
of tomorrows.
I am floating towards
the obscuring clouds
of Alzheimer's oblivion.
Thankfully I will not
remember the journey.
Blown away by the fact
that I will never touch
the paradise of youth again,
I am becoming a helium filled
shrinking form of my former self
colored in pale flesh tones
slipping away.
Soon I'll be just a tiny speck
disappearing into the vast
universe of humanity lost.
Sadly there is not enough
birthday cake and ice cream to
weigh me down.
But even so I indulge
in a gluttonous celebration
of my yesterdays vanquished.
We celebrate birthdays with balloons
most appropiately because
we all start off tiny filled with
a huge gasp of air
and grow slowly into a
full sized, bright addition
to all the colors of humanity
Eventually God's breaths of life
that sustain us leak out slowly
and we falter and begin our
journey back to something tiny.
something no more then seven ounces
leaving the shriveled husk
of our wearied flesh behind.
But our soul needs no bindings
or strings to hold us here
and so we sail onward
to that great balloon
man in the sky
foir the grandest
re-birthday party of all.

Departure | Source

© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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