Poem -

~The Watcher ~

{I can feel you there}

~The Watcher ~

I sat meditating, guessing of each greedy hand
With wholesome hunger, nearly fed
The magic of living, tangled in thought
Wrestling ideas, with truisms sought
How I need you, to look deep inside
See what's weighing so heavily
Upon my mind...

From out of the night that covers me
Like enlarged veins that map my skin
A roadway, into my head
And held within
I can feel you there...

An unexpected caller,
An attentive daughter,
A willful Watcher
Protecting against, the pilgrim born
To be the ever-seeker
Where,
The existing ethereal
Does dare deliver
My death a dirge
In this one-act play
Where,
In its final scene
The Watcher cries freedom
From a defiant future,
A final curtain
From life's solemn coolness
Like shadows gnawing
At scars on my soul
Like squeezing my hand
Through a living limbo
I can feel you there,
The Watcher,
Loose,
Inside my head...

Tony Taylor

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T..This feels like death hovering over one's shoulder, ever a reminder that it bides its time watching and waiting...I like your description of the one act play....that we all star in and do not know when the curtain comes down but are aware of it.  I like this line, "The Watcher cries freedom from a defiant future"...Great imagery.  I am not sure if death is our friend or foe...depending upon how you view life I suppose...in this reality.  Great write, Tony.  You are on a roll!  I have always respected your gift.  Love n Hugs, xo C   

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Tony Taylor

YAY!! Thanx C!!....for remembering the imagery that Carlos Castaneda used (which I believe we spoke of several times ) where Death sits just beyond one's left shoulder as life rolled out...... and for appreciating the way I used the One Act Play within it !!...........Always a pleasure Love....... you're the coolest chick on Osprey Trail (LOL!! & Smiles)....... sorry..... couldn't resist!!.......... more smiles!!.......... talk later...... hugs n kisses!!......T xo.  : )

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Jill Tait

Awwww very the poetic watcher 😍❤️

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Tony Taylor

Thank you dear poet sister!!.... Very much appreciated!!....... hugs n smiles!!.........T xo.  :)

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al Bikaadi

Love it bro! (I gave it 5 stars but there's a glitch with my Cosmo account... hasn't accepted my star ratings for months. 
 

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Tony Taylor

Hi AL!!
Thank you so much for stopping by brother..... and not to worry.... actually the 5 star rating button IS still working it's just that it takes about 10 minutes or so for the stars to appear after you've actually pressed the button..... so don't stop leaving stars...... they WILL appear a few minutes later ~ after you press the button for the amount of stars you wish to leave!!.......thanx again my friend!!........ peace........T xo.  : )

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Being Me

I can't single out any lines because I just can't choose. I hope you are okay, Tony. This seems such a dark write that has been written so honestly. Death is always but a whisper away...this watcher you describe seems, to me at any rate, some sort of depressive type illness.  Stay well x
 

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Tony Taylor

Hello Being Me!!
I appreciate, very much, your concern about my health/welfare but I'm honestly doing well right now...... and although this is indeed a depressingly/dark write it is not reflective of my current state of mind in any way...... it goes back to something I found truly compelling from the Carlos Castaneda books in which Death was an entity that sat on a persons left shoulder and sort of remained there throughout one's life whispering little truths as their life unfolded...... those books were VERY influential on my life as a young man...... and as you can see.... still play a part in my creative thinking from time to time!! (smiles)........thanx so much for the 'way cool' input dear poet sister!!,,,,,, and I do so appreciate your stopping by with such an open mind!!........ stay groovy!!.........LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo.  : )

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Being Me

I understand that concept totally! I used it myself once in a 15 word poem that Merrill set us on here a while back. Glad to hear you are okay 😊 x

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Greg Etsell

Tony great poem 
death is part of life
it happens every day 
all day long and 
suicide is not the
answer what happens
when you do and you die
from suicide your soul 
will feel it and if your 
reborn agin you will
live the same life you
just and do the same thing
already did so stay safe 
and live out the rest of 
your life and be happt
ok Tony

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Tony Taylor

Hey thanx GREG!!......I agree.... Death is a part of life..... and I have absolutely NO intention of committing suicide brother!!......I VERy much appreciate your kind words dear poet brother!!...... stay groovy...... talk soon!!........ peace........T xo.  : )

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Richard Waters

" YOU, DO HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING. " Do you not ? If, you can, that is. The angle might make it awkward ! ( How " gangster " ? )
Live it, you fool. You will be sorry you did not. If, " art " is your craft ? And, love is your guide.
?  Work that out, pal. To get the most out of, it !  :) See it, before it is too late. You do not want to suffer, regrets. So....Take care.  :)

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Tony Taylor

Amen RICHARD!!....thanx so much for the kind reminder...... and I Do agree.... gotta live it!!... get out there in the middle of it..... in fact, I'm in Virginia inside a recording studio right now!!...... I'm working on my songs with a very skilled producer....... the best stuff I've ever recorded..... So Yes!!... I'm doing my best to get the most out of it brother!!......I appreciate you dropping by with such kind words!!....... stay groovy!!........ peace......T xo. : )

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Richard Waters

" Whatever, you, want. Whatever, you, need. " You, probably get, it. :) :) Why would, that, not be the case ? In, question ?

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Richard Waters

Take your time, why don't you ? But, nobody is getting any younger. So, we will, let you off, this once ! Happy ?  :) Don't say I don't give you any thing !  " HAVE A NICE DAY ! "

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