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(2/7/1966 / Boston)

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…Goodnight Boston, I love you..

Can’t you see all that I have done for you?
The countless tears I have cried.
I have given all I have
There is nothing left inside

I stood for hours in the cold rain
Just to see you, didn’t you hear me call your name?
You looked straight at me
But I knew you could not see me

I heard you on the radio
Talking about your life
You home your family
And even about your wife

With a flash of light, and a brief searing pain
My life is short, my desire is strong
I know you loved me once,
What did I do that was so wrong?

As my life spills out on the floor
I hear your voice on the radio once more
…goodnight Boston I love each and everyone of you
I fade away for evermore

© JPM 9/23/08

Submitted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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  • Ron Flowers (9/27/2008 7:49:00 AM)

    Jim, I am not quite sure who you were speaking to, but its is certainly well written. By the way, Boston is one of my favorite cities.


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  • Scarlett Treat (9/26/2008 3:01:00 PM)

    Jim, I enjoyed this very much, but did wonder if Boston was the city or someone named Boston? I think, either way, it is very well done, and the sentiment is the same either way! Will check out some of your other work soon. Scarlett

  • Joseph S. Josephides (iosif S. Iosifidis) (9/24/2008 4:25:00 PM)

    Well done Jim Milks. The tragedy is designed with such a striking way, with special words and rhyme. Thanks (to you and to Boston) for sharing.
    Joseph Josephides
    Member of the International Society of Poets (ISP) Intern.Library of Poetry awarded

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