Thursday, February 04, 2010

Under The Milky Way

Hands…bloodied and chapped by the winter and a dry perspective,

each keystroke is struck with cracked hands and a sullied soul.

His heart adulterated by his cynicism and acrimony,

each letter is cast in hopes of finding a happier place.

A place that doesn’t exist.

And, with each tap on the keys and bilateral railing of his lungs, his breath of hope escapes him

Walden, Nirvana, and God Himself cease to exist.

How could they, after all…

He doesn’t know what those places and faces look like.

Nor do they know him.


He takes a deep drag on his cigarette, laughs at his self-pity, and

blows away his life;


and the typing never ends.

Cheers!!

25 comments:

3 Men and a Lady said...

That was deep.

Feeling a little moody blue tonight? Cheer up :-) Good poetry, anyhow.

Jay said...

Sounds like the Matt-Man was sitting around, drinking and smoking and got all deep and introspective on us tonight. ;-)

Scott Oglesby said...

Beautifully sad, my brother. While Walden and Nirvana (at least the important one) may be dead, happiness, hope and even God are very much alive. They live within you, so just seek within yourself and you will find. Close down your mind and destructive thought patterns and just BE.

Can you tell that I’ve been reading Deepak Chopra again?

Matt-Man said...

Lady: Perhaps, and now that you mentionn it, I'm gonna thorw some Moody Blues on today. Cheers D!!

Jay: The thoughts expressed are actually titled:

Off the Cuff Freewriting That Took Place on Wednesday Night Bewteen 9:08 and 9:19 P.M.

I am one original mutha fuckah. Cheers Jay!!

Matt-Man said...

Scott: Ha. Chopra is a rock star in that area. I think I was going through my blue period last night. Cheers Scott!!

Four Dinners said...

I saw a dog walking backwards.

Does that make him God?...;-)

leelee said...

HUGS!!

Lu' said...

I liked it! Way to free flow Buddy.

Micky-T said...

Poetic whining.....very good.

bobbybegood1 said...

Matt, there are two times in the year that I get all sappy, (1) is between Thanksgiving and Christmas, -- I lost my mom on Christmas Eve, (2) is around this time (February) due to the significance of the month. I start watching documentaries about the 60's. We lost some major American icons in the 60's -- JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X. I get all melancholy, sentimental and cry a lot Here's to ya -- Cheers!!

Matt-Man said...

Four: No...It makes him dinner for a Korean family. Cheers FD!!

Leelee: Ahhhhhhhh. My day is complete. Cheers Mizz Adorable!!

Lu: Why thank ya Lu. I can flow with the best of em'. Cheers Pal!!

leelee said...

:-) you can always count on a hug from me!

Matt-Man said...

Micky: Ha. That was pretty good, but keep in mind...you're gettin' yours on here tomorrow. Cheers Mick!!

Bobby: Thanks Bobby...I am not despondent or anything I was frustrated or whatever last night. But my down moods while they can be intense, last only briefly. Sorry about your mom. When my dad died some years ago it two days after Christmas.

One good thing about February. Since it's Black History Month at least one channel usually shows Mississippi Burning. God, I love that movie. Cheers BBG!!

Matt-Man said...

Leelee: You are the HUG-MEISTER!! Cheers Lee!!

Doc said...

Oh I love that song... Thank you for sharing Matt!

Dianne said...

that was cool
dark and deep

Michele said...

Were we channeling each other last night? We both posted poems. At least yours was original.

I hope you are feeling more upbeat today. Thursday is your day off; that ought to be good for something.

Matt-Man said...

Doc: Anytime. I dig The Church and this song, although I prefer Unguarded Moment. Cheers Doc!!

Dianne: It's amazing what 11 minutes of introspection and a good beer buzz can spit out. Cheers Di!!

Michele: Ha. I saw that. My brother found a copy of my dad's first book of poetry so, I'll be putting some of those up soon. And yeah, I'm in a pretty decent mood today, thanks. Cheers Michele!!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost and Matt-Man walk into a bar...

Matt-Man said...

Phfrankie: Ha. Good One. You and Mick are on it today. Can I bring Tennyson with me? I dig Tennyson. Cheers P-Man!!

David said...

Nicely done. Our introspective poet is back with us and a bit moody too. All good poets seem to have mood swings...well, duh, like everyone else I guess.

Matt-Man said...

David: Why thank ya. Not my best work but not bad for a drunk, eleven minute rant. Dylan Thomas might have liked it.

I have a few poems published over the years but haven't written any seriously in ages. I may get back into it. I miss doing that. Cheers David!!

Jeff B said...

From comedy to introspective, you are talented in thoughts and words. A rare gift that I have come to appreciate over the past couple of years knowing you. Be well my friend.

Matt-Man said...

Jeff: Wow...Why thanks Jeff. That was very nice. Chers!!

katherine. said...

multi talented indeed.