Bonnie Cote

Rookie - 43 Points (Pennsylvania / York)

Merry Go Round - Poem by Bonnie Cote

as i sat on dirt worn streets
and trundled down the road
you were my friend, day in day out
and life pressed on, pressed on

i lit up a cigarette, you made a funny joke
we painted things and stole some food
you felt bad and i was sad and we were pretty used
you thought that i could save you

i thought that you were free
we could never be romantic, that we couldn't be
you wanted me, i wanted to want you
spray paint, razors, crazy posters, masochist dreams

themes ran through us like drugged children
playing out their tortures over and over again
years came and years went, our emotions settled down
i got married, you got sick, we still kicked around

it was always easy, the air between you and i
we'd talk or not, it never mattered, anywhere we'd go together
everywhere we'd go together

work, things don't always work, lovers, friendships, life
strife is certain, the struggle relentless, everything means so much,
or maybe is meaningless, how do you write about the dead,
how do you write about life

why do we bother to write anything, we do we bother to breathe
ah but for love, there is nothing and nothing,
be it lover, friendship or death
souls rising, falling, slipping, drifting

merry goes this merry go round
i just wish you hadn't got off

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 18, 2009

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