Eric Cockrell


Baby, I'M Gone! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

well, i've searched the skies
and followed the wind.
there's not any place
that i havent been.
i've known hunger and sorrow,
walked poverty's streets.
with my heart in my hands,
and my faith in my feet.
i've drowned in the water,
and felt the fire's heat.
i've tasted the thunder,
and felt its dark beat.

and i'm alone,
still strong,
still waiting for the dawn...
baby, i'm gone!

i've heard the great guns,
saw the bodies of children,
seen men do things
for which they cant be forgiven.
i've heard the stories of God,
and the lies of men.
i've left a part of me
everywhere that i've been.
i've known the light inside,
and my evil twin.
gave away my soul,
and owned my sins.

and i'm alone,
still strong,
still waiting for the dawn...
baby, i'm gone!


Comments about Baby, I'M Gone! by Eric Cockrell

  • Nurain Ali-balogun (4/4/2012 10:52:00 AM)


    Terrific. You are one of my favorite poets. I really like this one. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/4/2012 10:41:00 AM)


    Sounds like a great blues song! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012



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