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BEAU GOLDEN

(1565 / Earth, USA, California, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Balboa blvd)

Another Child Moves On


The flowers in a still life painting never move
The phonograph needle on a record album never leaves the same groove
But in another town in another place
Another child is born to the human race
And another child moves on

We dream a little less each day
We suffer in some new way
Soon we discover a bright new lover
Then realize we were born for demise
As another child dances in front of our eyes
And another child moves on

The flowers in a still life painting never move
The phonograph needle on a record album never leaves the same groove
but in another town, in another place, another child joins the human race
and another child moves on
And when another child moves on
Tell me what is gained when he's gone?
In the great green valley of life
Another death cuts us like a knife

We play baseball in the lights at the park
Discover a new kiss by the moonlit dark
Watch silly shows as the picture tube glows
edit our speech to soothe our friends
Knowing full well how this all ends
And then another child moves on

The flowers in a still life painting never move
The phonograph needle on a record album never leaves the same groove
But in another town in some new place
Another child is born to the human race
And another child moves on

And another child moves on
Tell me who has lost whose won?
A mother sighs and a mother cries
A father merely lowers his eyes
And in another town in another place
A bright smiling child joins the human race
And the whole world smiles along

Beau Golden
1989

Submitted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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  • ~Heart of Ice~ ¢♦ ¢♦ ¢ (7/21/2009 5:47:00 PM)

    beautiful. full of self expression and things that are a truth that most choose not to face. very creative. very good, i liked it more then i like most poems. (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (7/20/2009 10:49:00 PM)

    Beau: This is a very well written poem, excellent structure and smooth rythem. I like it and so will others that read it. I must give you a ten. Your friend in Poetry Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (6/19/2009 3:44:00 AM)

    Good comparisons used here Beau - - and there is repetition for emphysis which adds to the hidden message of the piece..... a meaningful write....10 from Fay (Report) Reply

  • Samantha lynn (4/13/2007 10:20:00 AM)

    this is a great poem! its true and its right.. so its great<3

    Much Love, Samantha Lynn<3 (Report) Reply

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