Steven Webster


Epitaph For Johnny Unknown - Poem by Steven Webster

At home on the edge of a distant highway
The stars fill my windows for eyes
Imagination here beside me
I'm not alone
Say, 'I'm not alone.'

A requiem on a violin
The sun baked mud soaked in my skin
Undermines me or reminds me
While all God's people now and then
The ghost of you that filters in
How they blind me, or define me

Stay my body
I can't bear this heavy load
Stay my body
Weary wandering all the time

Along for the ride
My heart and my head
This dusty road
Infinity can't last
I stow my weary soul in the
Sanguine ragged packsack
Of travelers so many years gone fast

A requiem on a violin
The sun baked mud soaked in my skin
Undermines me, they undermine me
While all God's people now and then
The ghost of you that filters in
How they blind me, how they blind me

Stay my body
I can't bear this heavy load
Stay my body
Weary wandering all the time

Stay me the voices in my head
I can't help myself but to sing along
And this is what they said:

You are breaking away right now
From all unreal things

Carry my body away

Enigmatic connection
Though it seems a world apart
You can't feel it with your finger tips
But you know it in your heart
It's all around you
Like the whisper of a song
If you spread your wings like gossamer
All the angels sing along
Lines retreating
Fears receding
Peels of laughter
Here repeating
Now
I'm just another man
Look at me twice
I am fading away
I'm packing my bags
Under cover of atmosphere
I'm moving away from here
I am leaving today
I am breaking away

Stay my body
Stay my body in the wind
Stay my body my good friend


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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