Robert Rorabeck

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

For You To Remember - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

The night looked really pretty as it happened unto you:
And you looked really pretty eating all that was brought to you;
And we went up to Orlando and watched the surplus
They were brandishing their swords that the waves had brought for
And they galloped through every theatre that was an enclosed space,
And the put on their mock battles and their mock loves for you;
So at night when they stole you away from me,
They made mock love to you, and so inside you their mock gardens grew,
While I wept and rubbed my star-scarred eyes on the roller coasters
All alone:
I wept and tried to remember if their caracoles could take me home;
And through the haloes of a terrible jubilee I watched him carry you
On his back and across the sea;
And I cried to my own mother for you, but she was all dried up for me;
And I could not metamorphoses,
So I stuck and burned like a match for you until there was nothing left
For you to remember me.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 23, 2010

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