Poem -

~ Hiding Behind The Eclipse ~

{sanity's edge}...

~ Hiding Behind The Eclipse ~

I'd always,
(always)
Longed to step out
From behind the sun,
To reveal myself
To myself,
In orbit
Around quixotic ideas
(and years)
Of creativity
Left behind me, in a trail
(a dime-store novel)
Of glistening bread crumbs
That led me back
(to classical notations)
To the poetry of me,
Of me and my life
As I began
To pick up tiny pieces,
And to work hard
At puzzling them back
Together again...

I started to teach myself
(to myself)
And began to appreciate
What I had done,
Even though
I hadn't done it
Purposefully,
I had (really) become
That which I had been
Frightened of becoming...

An artist
With forgotten words
Strewn across the fabric
Of a very long
Effort,
And now
(finally)
I see my self
Emerging
From
Behind the sun...

Fist, clenched,
The after-birth
Bursting from beneath
The surface
Of sanity's edge
(the eclipse of my life)
That most heavy tattoo
That I have painted
Upon the very heart of me,
I have carried it
For so long
(this most heavy burden)
That I would happily
Bare it again,
Into the realm
Of the sun
And the moon's
Magical kiss
(which sadly I missed)
While hiding,
Happily,
Behind the eclipse...

Tony Taylor

 

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Jill Tait

Such an wordsmith artist Tony ūüíô

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Tony Taylor

Thank you JILL!!.... you're too kind......I was trying to convey the inner workings of a guy dealing with his going insane...... trying to hold on to reality and sanity's grip!!...... oh well, guess I failed!!....... such is life......I Like your interpretation better anyway!!....... smiles.......T xo.  : )

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T....I think it is great that you are recognizing who you are now as an artist (musician) and writer at this point in life...to have accidentally stumbled through experiences as we all have to see in retrospect how they led you forward to becoming who you are and recognizing you place in this world...an important place...We are all works in progress, sometimes hiding behind the eclipse and surprised when we end up shining in the sun.  Lol...I love the theme and revelation of this personal piece.... Love n Hugs  xo C 

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Tony Taylor

Hey sweet C!!....you're right about this piece paralleling somewhat my own life's path...... but I was trying to convey a guy trying to maintain his own sanity....... smiles...... guess I failed.... truth is..... when I look at yours and Jills impressions it becomes quite obvious that I didn't do a good job at bringing my idea to fruition!!,,,,,,thanx for this sweetheart!!....... you're too groovy!!........ kisses!!.........T xo. : )

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Greg Etsell

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! 
WHAT GREAT POEM AS ALWAYS 
HOLY COW THIS SO GREAT 
I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON 
WONDERFULL A MASTERPICE 
ONE OF THESE DAY I WILL COME UP WITH 
SOMETHING TO TOP YOU 

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Tony Taylor

Wow Is right GREG!!..... that's one heck of a comment my friend.... you do me an honor that goes to far.......I am just another writer who strives to get better each day.... just like you.......thanx so much and keep up the good writing my friend!!........ peace.........T xo  : )

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