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Two Artists in Heaven

Updated on February 21, 2013

Our spirits are free,

he and me.

When we soar,

it is to escape

to a sweet place.

I used to have a fear,

a fear of being brave.

Til he said these words to me

“you will be an artist

until you die

don't fit in

and become

completely boring."

When he counted to three,

we died.

We’re flying to heaven.

He strums the guitar strings.

I write the lyrics.

I cry after every show

and I pray before them.

We play on busy sidewalks.

Not once, has anyone

stopped to listen.

We have holes in our shoes

and empty stomachs.

We represent the ambition of true artists.

He is empathy.

In the rain,

he shelters me.

When it’s cold,

he undresses himself

and gives me all that he owns.

He doesn’t shiver.

He finds pleasure in knowing,

I won’t be cold anymore.

When I asked him,

if he had any regrets,

he said, "No."

When I asked him,

if he needed a more talented

writer to write his lyrics,

he said, "No."

When I asked him,

if the music was really worth it

he said, "I will never let go."

Then, I asked him

a trick question:

"Who do you love more,

me or the melody?"

He said, "You are my song."

He gave me a trick answer.

Rebels in the dark.

Fools with golden hearts.

Lanterns down to their last spark,

that is who we are.

We are free spirits.

We’re more alive

than you’ll ever be.

We're richer than three kings;

although we don’t have money

to send back, to our


We’ve got soul.

We’ve got our dreams.

He’s got the most loyal woman.

I’ve got the strongest man.

The tune goes on

as we fly to heaven.

It goes on and on and on...



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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you, teaches. I'm happy to have something to get that reaction from you. : )

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      What a lovely poem. I love your free verse and the sweet reflection of the spiritual journey. Blessings, dear lady.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      I'm so happy you enjoyed the poem, pearlmacb. Thank you.

      Faith, you are too sweet, hon. Thanks! :)

      Mhatter, that is really nice. I'm glad you were able to get something out of my little message. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh did this take me back. Thank you so much. Like your poem those moments are still very much alive.

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      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Oh my goodness, this is such a beautifully written poem . . . WOW is all I can say, as no words I can write here can even come close to describe how stunning this poem really is . . . Thank you for this lovely read.

      Amazing poet are you!

      Voted way up to the heavens and beyond +++++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      8 years ago from Switzerland

      I really enjoyed this poem, a sweet sunday evening read. Thankyou :)

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Hi billybuc, that was actually my favorite part when I wrote it! I'm glad you liked it thank you.

      Thank you btrbell for the compliment and vote up : )

      Ghaelach, thank you for stopping by, voting up and sharing. It's nice knowing that my words touched you.

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      8 years ago

      Hi Ryem.

      Beautifully written, with some awesome lines " Our spirits are free."

      A line that makes me think of freedom.

      Voted up and sharing if it's OK

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Randi Benlulu 

      8 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great poem, Ryem, I really liked it. Up and awesome!

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "You are my song"....great line in a beautiful poem. Well done Ryem.


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