Wednesday, August 04, 2010

2 Ways of Leaving

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
By Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



LEGENDARY LEAVING
by SS

No warning, no farewell
Simply leaving
Without a word
No notice or words
She’s gone
Out the door
It’s easier that way
No embraces or words of love
Just get up and go
See if they notice
Your way of saying don’t like saying good bye
Another way of saying how much you care
And not wanting them to know
Saying good bye
Brings back the sound of train’s whistle in the night
Dog's barking in the night
Ice tinkling in a glass carried in the night
Voices crying out for help in the night

Another way of leaving, quietly
Like a legend never told

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