Treasure Island

Kiss the sky ...

River Phoenix 1970-1993

In the Viper room, where the music's loud
young Hollywood stars stand so proud
amongst them is RIVER, aged twenty three
who at 2am, would no longer be

It's Saturday, October 30th 1993
there's about to be a terrible tragedy
River shoots a speedball into his vein
maybe to take away some hidden pain

He's fighting for his life, before they realise
but manages to get to the pavement, before he dies
as sadness fills the Hollywood sky
friends gather, and watch the Phoenix fly

This acclaimed actor will be sadly missed
and no doubt his good name badly rubbished
he shortened his life, with that one final fix
goodbye to a real star, RIVER PHOENIX.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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  • Kiss the sky . (10/14/2007 3:26:00 PM)

    Thankyou Aldo. How do you know I dont go to a poetry class etc etc.... you 'seem' to know a lot about me! Thanks for the comments tho. At least I dont just repeat the title and leave it as that! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Aldo Kraas (10/14/2007 2:01:00 PM)

    Your poems
    Are realy terible
    I read them all
    You are very jealous of me
    You just started to write poetry
    I been writting poetry for 11 years
    You don't seem to have a clue of what poetry is
    Poetry needs to have fire and spice
    That is what makes good poetry
    And my poems have that
    Yours don't
    I must tell you that
    I go to a poetry worshop here in Toronto
    Every second Sunday
    And you don't
    Plus I am more familiar with the god poets
    You don't
    I do also open mcike af the poetry cafe
    Which you don't
    So if you don't know about poetry don't comment on it
    You are an ammateur poet
    I am a profesional poet
    I will publish my Chapbook son
    I had three ofers by the publishers
    But I don't want to give them away
    So I will publish it myself (Report) Reply

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