Colin Coplin

Rookie - 4 Points (Australia)

Butterfly On A Wheel - Poem by Colin Coplin

Countdown 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Closing my eyes, leaving the womb and my centre
The pain is so strong, (holding me back) it’s more than just love for her
I’m pushing my mind, I’m pushing my frame
I’m pushing this computer designed machine
I’m heading away from the sun

Leaving the universe to start new life

Over my shoulder, I can see the moon
Full in it’s madness, it’s shimmer echoing a tune
Holding my breathe, counting to see
How many years I’ll be away
An eternity, plus three

Leaving the universe to start new life

Far behind me, mother is showing me her grief,
Bathing in sunlight, but blue tells me how she feels
In her sole confession, what stories she reveals
She’s never looked more lonely to me

Leaving the universe to start new life

An ocean full of faces, swim around my head
Friends and others, just memories until I die

Memories of mother natures majestic parlor
Memories of the suns warmth on my back
Memories, a lot of memories
But how much will greet me when I get back
Yes wait for me, I’ll be back

Leaving the universe to start new life
Feeling like Noah, as the tears on my face run dry
Computers know the way, we’ve so very far to go
Two of every cell stored safely below
Why was I chosen, I never wanted to go

And what when I’ve sewn new seeds, and the garden begins to grow
And like a parent, I sit and watch Adam make a start on his own
When long after I’ve died, will they think me God
It would be nice to be remembered so

Leaving the universe to start new life
Leaving the universe to start new life
Leaving the universe to start new life

Copyright Colin Coplin 1983 /2010


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011


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