Biography of Carl Roussell
I started writing in 1985, the same time as learning to play music. The most active bands and roles in each are:
Drummer - Imagined Perils
Keyboards - Response; In The Kitchen
Guitar - A&D (Arwen and Dad)
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Carl Roussell Poems
Hurt And Healing.
So you have tried them all, ways to avoid the call from where you don't want to be. So you have used the knife
Your Opinion (Tanka #6) .
I would never tell you to hold your tongue, don't talk, be quiet for me. Too many have been silenced.
Not always is there a way out, so you keep your voice pitched low. Maybe they won't take notice and give you some peace in there,
Music, For a while lost, For a while so quiet, Now seen moving my heart again.
In a park downtown There is that one tree, Close to the sidewalk, The one with the bench;
Mom won't want to go Through that again. So She will have her voice, And this is her choice,
Misunderstanding (Cinquain #5) .
You felt, you thought I knew, but I didn't. Did I come across as cold, unfeeling?
Where Did She Go?
Where did she go when she said her last goodbye? Read her last poem. She showed us her dark places,
No Silver Lining.
It's crawling in you. When the pain starts the cloud drops; No silver lining. The storm, this disease in you,
Who Am I?
I put on a brave face Trying to hold my place. I lost it when I lost you. Living on a false front;
There is in me a man, one who cares and feels, and yes, one who is afraid, of you, and because of you.
People writing letters. Words of hope, fear and life. building bonds of sincerity.
Sometimes if you try You will almost see the sky And know that it is
This Is Our Garden.
Spring has come
with it's longer days
and shorter nights.
The grass grows,
it needs mowing,
The garden needs tending.
But in this dirt
where the weeds seem to dominate,
we must struggle each day.
And in this soil
we will plant,
for this is our garden.