Dreamers of the Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

Monday, October 24, 2005

Avery's Song

Beaten
Decrepit
My life is leaving
But I’ve never felt so alive

It’s not the fact that life is good
Or in the way I see the sunset
No, it’s because I am faced with who I am

Humanity is best described
When passing before your eyes
You can’t make sense of it
It leaves you speaking equivocally

With this leaving me
The true test of identity begins
I can’t hold on to my fig leaves
My humanity is exposed

But there is One who Is
And He doesn’t forsake this son
Why He receives me
Leaves me speaking equivocally

Humanity is best described
When passing before your eyes
You can’t make sense of it
It leaves you speaking equivocally

And now true reality has begun
I don’t know the beginning, ending or intermission
Like a coda with sweet sound
My life will end six feet underground
And my soul will rest in eternity

The end is such a disgruntled term
A signal of life stopping
Like a runner at a race’s end
But it leaves those who are left
Speaking equivocally

Humanity is best described
When passing before your eyes
You can’t make sense of it
It leaves you speaking equivocally


This is for a friend who is a regular at St. Bucks, has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and within three days and several treatments, deteriorated rapidly.

6 Comments:

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Creth said...

did you write this? I think it sounds like you, but I was wondering if maybe your friend had held the pen...

anyway, it's good writing

thoughtful

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Jason Mayes said...

Yeah I wrote it....I'm starting to like writing poetry and songs. Recently, that is how "it" is coming out.

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger christian said...

Jason, that's a wonderful poem.

I'd say more, but I think nothing more needs to be said.

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Wow! That's all I have to say....

How old is your friend?

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Jason Mayes said...

He is 32.

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Jason, I really enjoy your poetry. You should keep it up!

 

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