Greg Young

Rookie (7/25/67 / Abington, Pa)

For The Girl In The Evening Dress - Poem by Greg Young

The way she made me feel like Ronald Colman
in “A Tale of Two Cities”

I just wanted to shout at her,

tell her,
you have walked between the raindrops!

Some people are broken and that's how the real world is!

I cannot weather a Goddess!

Stop with Hope! This isn't a Hollywood Movie!

and how I also wanted to tell her tonight,
when I came home,

I found a rabbit on my sidewalk bleeding

and what a hypocrite I am.

helplessly watching its arms grow stiff

as If I could ever matter,
chanting again and again

”C'mon God,
Just let it Live.”

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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