Wilfred Mellers

Veteran Poet - 1,784 Points (March 5,1962 / Kinston, Jamaica, West Indies)

Ode To Remembrance - Poem by Wilfred Mellers

Ode To Remembrance
Written by: Wilfred Mellers Thursday, September 24,2015

Your greatest hope hung by a rope
Sought advice via horoscope
With glaring eyes piercing through an endoscope
Your life scrutinized under a microscope
Colors vivid seen through a kaleidoscope
Hands steadied by a gyroscope
Waves measured by an oscilloscope
The heart beats strong through the stethoscope

Your greatest fear wouldn't disappear
So I ponder briefly on yesteryear
Wayward winds once howled so severe
Faded instance once unclear
Notes sang cracked by the balladeer
From its base falls the chandelier
FORWARD! Shouts the brigadier
Materials wealth sold off by the auctioneer

Such joy and such pain
So hard to contain it all
So difficult to explain it all
So heavy weighing on the brain
So exhilaration sometimes wane
For its so difficult to sustain it all
Fleeting moments tried once to regain it all

Sometimes joyful and Sometimes feeling awful
For the good times and the times bad too
Sometimes sadness and sometimes madness overdue
Sometimes we were glad and followed the trending fad
We were all we needed and truly all we ever had

Missing yesterday that's gone away
Lessons thought the protégé
Moments dining at the cafe
Mellow mystic my blue holiday
Whenever skies turned darker gray
With you, I spend the rest of my day

Can't fathom or imagine tomorrow
Roads curvy turns ridiculously narrow
Broken wings that cannot fly the sparrow
Without a queen lives on the Pharaoh
Once a concerto turned to a Bolero
Wearing a sombrero rides off the Caballero

Sometimes up and sometimes down
The bluest clown that wears a happier frown
Old granny comforted by her nightgown
Long ago gone her prince to a new town

Sometimes faded the memories
Hopes lays sleeping in cemeteries
Love-ones become enemies
The truth fades throughout the centuries

Once a soldier and new recruit
Nose-dived without a parachute
Drank from a bottle of Absolute
To you I render a salute
Put on my favorite suit so cute
Spit shine on my favorite boot
Inebriation in the fullest pursuit
For good time there's is no substitute

Time fades the looks of youth
The dentist extracts a broken tooth
Took pictures in a photo-booth
Warm sensations came once from vermouth

No more time we have to share
No more meals to prepare
No more cloths left to wear
Mo more time spent combing your hair
Leafs Fallen everywhere
Silently swaying my rocking chair
Uttered for you a silent prayer
For you are no longer here my dear

Topic(s) of this poem: sabotage


Comments about Ode To Remembrance by Wilfred Mellers

  • Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 6:05:00 PM)


    A nicely penned poem, fun to read. Thanks, Wilfred (Report) Reply

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  • Liza Sudina (9/24/2015 1:02:00 PM)


    Great joy to read so many rhymes! Cool! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 27, 2016


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