s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Colorado In March - Poem by s./j. goldner

I’d travel the country
writing songs for you
if I thought for a minute
you’d see me in a diff’rent view.

Like an omen—you said,
you know how this feels.
How many rounds is it now?
so sick of cashing in on love’s bad deals.

I don’t blame you
for not wanting to read this sad story
—of innocence gone
consumed by doubt & buried in fury.

Confused & conflicted
again I’ve missed all the cues
falling face down—
struck by love’s clever muse.

You asked me once:
“You miss me? ”
Without a breath I let out:
“Your laugh—especially.”

Do you realize
—we’ve fooled each other?
Never have I been so broken
but Babe, I wouldn’t have bet on another.

There’s a forever that exists
when simplicity’s at heart—
a truth so honest and pure
I couldn’t help but fall for.

So I reluctantly agree:
we were not meant to be a ‘we.’
for you deserve a girl more auroral
than I could ever be.

A girl who shows you
the light amidst the dark
and paints in pastels
all the colors of Colorado in March.

all the colors of Colorado in March.


Comments about Colorado In March by s./j. goldner

  • (3/13/2007 2:36:00 AM)

    Nothing hurts more than realizing it 'just wasn't real' (thx, Jim Croce)
    We can just say 'f- 'em' and move on, but facing that some things will just never let *us* go, at least, preserves the effort as something beautiful.
    Nice work

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  • (8/10/2006 3:56:00 PM)

    Yes, I live there. 'Such' Mo lives there too.

    'I fall to pieces
    (wah) (wah) (WAH)
    each time I fall
    for you! ' Patsy Cline

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  • Suchoon Mo (6/11/2006 10:09:00 PM)

    This is a song! Bertolt Brecht, again. His 'Jenny's Song.' Go ahead, sing aloud, blast away on the stage!

    Meine Herren, meine Mutter pragte/Auf mich einst ein schlimmes Wor/Ich wurde enden im Schauhaus/Order an einem noch schlimmes Ort....... Let Jenny sing

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  • (6/4/2006 1:41:00 PM)

    A complex write with much to take into consideration, you have a lovely style and this is a tight piece, well worth the read, love duncan x (Report)Reply

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  • (6/1/2006 11:14:00 PM)

    This is very complex - but I loved the ending - you deserve a girl who paints all the colors of Colorado in March. I think you had more to offer than monochrome, but on goes Love, blind, without even so many colors. Congratulations on this ironic, but sad write - your triumph of perception rescues it from mere disappointed love. This is made even more profound by a reading of your other work. Love, Will (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 1, 2006

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