Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Always Awaiting You - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Bodies really tumble, Tumble,
When they feel strong enough, they get up and dance next to
The fading eclipse of all of the seas,
And it doesn’t matter if I have enough quarters to share my time
Equally with my car and with my sea:
Alma, I have lost my dogs, Alma, and now won’t you look at me:
Alma, I will never know what your kids mean to you,
But I may one day know what they mean to me: but, Alma,
Alma, my only wish is that I was more beautiful
For you,
My Alma, Alma,
And that I hadn’t been away to school for so long so that I might
Have wooed you sooner, and had a sooner chance at wooing you:
My Alma, Alma:
And the night dances, and the ships ship,
And I think of you,
Alma, Alma:
And I pray to you Alma, Alma,
While the sea casts away again, rolling its dice, trying to make its
Body into your favorite
Alma, Alma; it is all we are ever trying to do:
While the rabbits wait at home for you, Alma, Alma;
Under the green sun and the green moon:
Alma, Alma.
They are always awaiting you….

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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