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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eulogy

Here's a video of my previously posted poem, "Eulogy". Thank you to Gena for videotaping it and including it in her blog. To access her blog go to http://outonthestoop.blogspot.com/

Here is "Eulogy":


Weekend Wars

The start of a blog to mark a new chapter in my life. A new chapter born out of the ashes of a failed relationship.

Welcome to my blog, everyone. To mark this new change of direction in my life and the start of my blog here is a poem that I recited at Emerging Urban Poets in Pasadena on Saturday July 17, 2010. In the coming days I will post a link to a video of that recital.

For now, you can read it here:

"Eulogy"
a poem by Armando Flores Jr.

I could imagine your supple, brown skin
Lying on the soft white sheets of your bed
I listened to the way you wept
The way raindrops fall on a windowpane
I heard the way your voice sounded
It quivered with apprehension
I noticed the subtle, slow decay
That marked this fleeting feeling
I felt the pain as the knife went through me
It was as dull as cotton
I only wonder if you feel the same
Or is this feeling forgotten?
I dug my nails into my skin
To check if I was still alive
My heart was still breathing, though
So I held my chest all through the night
Your sweet serenity isn’t without a catch
I learned that the hardest way
For I mark this moment with an eulogy
To note what has now passed away