The Castle WallsWhere the curtains of silenceThe Castle Walls4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
gather dust in the dark
I hope I can come forth as a brief and bright spark.
Where the formalities and burdens
have washed out the lines
I hope I can leave you a piece of my mind.
You follow the trail blazed by so many before:
The bores and the whores and
the dogs of war...
I'm not the fashionable man or his expensive retreats,
not the manufactured liberal mind,
but for a moment think without being told how
and perhaps you will like what you find.
Autumn comes and there you are standing
in a pile of many-colored leaves,
wondering where the summer went this time.
Whence comes the reason, or the rhyme?
New beginnings, move on
Leave the past behind
with your previous mind
and cut away the worthless rind
peel off what is civil, open and kind
and chase the counterculture that comes
fresh over the counter.
The media men now hold your love and your hate
and why should you care?
The vinyl sounds great.
How did I get here
from a world of