Ray Quesada

Rookie - 262 Points (08-08-1986)

The Great Golden Goodbye


This poem is for Robin Williams, and anyone else
like myself who has struggled with manic-depression
and/or substance abuse problems- -

In a sadness so dark that even God had lost sight of me, I was watching our cat, Pancake, sitting on a chair, and had this vision...


My beautiful little 'Tiny'; 'Pancake'...
I'm going to die someday
you're going to die someday
-I'll miss you.

That is what Love and Life IS
-The bittersweet, sad-joy of it all...
one big 'I'll miss you soooo much, sooo
much when you leave me one day, or I end
up leaving you. - I'll miss you for a hundred
million years, until even the oceans
run out of tears...
And I'll dream rose-strewn dreams
and splash in photon mirror streams
within the Neverfrost of death
where we all live in each others' breath

Each moment is 'Goodbye.' again
Goodbye; A Great Golden Goodbye
-Don't you realize we're all just caught
in a silly dream, starlit, starving,
and not able to do anything about it
except ride it out?

The moon silvers its eyeless face
at you, trying to give hints...
'You're the Last Airbender! Buddha, reborn!
You're ALL of us! I don't know how else to say it! ! '

We're already in the Neverfrost...
67 octillion trillion years ago we lost
each other before, yet somehow
we managed to find each other again.
And when Buddha smiled galaxies into existence
Under a breathing tree, with closed eyes,
He was smiling because of THIS secret:
We ALWAYS find each other again. Even after death,
our Love for each other is so strong, we find
a way back to each other. Love holds all
of existence together.
This is the happiness
of Love, of Life.

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Topic of this poem: love and pain


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