Tim Kimball

Rookie - 189 Points (April 30,1967 / Fairfax, VA)

There Once Was A Time - Poem by Tim Kimball

Along that cobblestone airstrip,
Your confidence,
Which once had been speeding for takeoff,
Now Rumbles amongst the
Rounded stones;
Smooth, yet with rough impact.

As you move through life,
In your salient gaze,
You remember back to a time,
When you ruled your world;
Now, the voice in back of your head keeps you company,
And you don’t mind it one bit.

Fall on your knees,
And pray to a god,
That provides your invisible confidence;
Put it there with the rest of your idolatry,
And remind yourself of gang rapes of your soul
Long past;
It all goes much too fast.

Write down in your crimson-based journal,
The spillage of blood amongst your
Long-lost manifestations,
Of various personalities.

The cost of riding
On your much-traveled
Interstellar highway,
Gets more expensive each day;
Oh, by the way,
Just for today,
Let me get my way.

Let go of your old memories,
Make room for the new;
Don’t stick with the way you thought,
Move forward, and remember, remember,
So, you may learn from past mistakes.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 1, 2010


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