Singer Joy

Rookie (6-11-94 / Big Rapids, MI)

The Rabbit's Refrain - Poem by Singer Joy

Loneliness laughs,
And coughs
Up a bit of lung.
(Excuse me!)
Eyes
Sputter and Stumble
Over little,
Funny words,

And Mothers and Fathers and Aunties and Cousins,
Don't they all just bellow
It'll be fine, fine
Fine, All Fine!

But the little white rabbit,
With little, white whiskers
Out of habit
Whispers

Time...
Ever time is fleeting!
On his wrists, astir
Lies the ticking, ticking
Time.

But when Loneliness,
And Eyes,
And Time
Meet together, we have
A grand old party,
Don't we?

For when these lonely
Eyes of mine
Find what they seek for in thine,
Whatever is that time?
Whatever is it, only?

IT IS
The bellowing resounding
In my brain,
In yours and
Ours.
IT IS
The pain,
Astounding,
For the years and
Hours.

Ouch.

Now I remember, as my
Loneliness recalls
As my
Eyes did once hear,

And the rabbit laughs.
He promised I would know,
Someday,
The ticking.

I hear it now, except it is
My heart, that ticks.

It reminds me how much I have left,
And how much I have not,
And how much you have,
And how much I have failed.

In the bellowing,
And the ticking,
And the
Beat-
Beat-
Beating...
I hear it now!

I hear- it is!

IT IS
The Loneliness that reigns.
IT IS
The Bellowing that remains.
IT IS
What causes my Eyes pain.
IT IS
The Ticking...
The Rabbit's Refrain.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 2, 2010



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