Blue Rose Suffering – by C. STEVEN BLUE

Blue Rose Suffering 

 

All the false promises you gave

All the rivers you were gonna save

All the children lying in their graves

Can’t hear you any more

 

All the love you can’t return

All the lessons you’ll never learn

Until your tattered world

Comes crashing down on you

 

How many dreams

From so many dreamers

Wither up and die

Can you tell where they went

When you no longer see

The sparkle in Love Song’s eyes

 

I was the eternal smile

You’ve stolen it away

You’ve robbed and pulled and pricked me

Till I’m full of your decay

 

Blue rose is suffering

Sing it gospel style

Famous spirits now join in

You walk a familiar mile

 

First love returns to you

And spreads her fertile wings

You find old friends

Sing old songs

And think of long gone things

 

I used to be a gentle soul

But your world has crushed me

I gave you all my faith and trust

But you still don’t trust me

 

I went to school

To learn your golden rule

But you do unto others

However you please

 

I loved a girl

I gave her my heart

But her commitment

Was only a tease

 

Blue rose suffering

Sing it gospel style

Famous spirits now join in

As you walk the familiar mile

 

First love returns to you

And spreads her fertile wings

You find old friends

Sing more old songs

And think of long gone things

 

How long you go on suffering

To heed the muse’s call

When all you need is time, you think

To get up when you fall

 

To write—and write—and write—and write

And write some more again

If only you had the time

                To write

You know the muse would send

 

You know they say

If you live long enough

You’ll disprove all your beliefs

Not only the ideas

And principles you stand for

But all of the metaphors

Causing all of your grief

 

And all of what’s matter

In the universe

Be it light or be it dark

                Means nothing

In your little scheme of things

Except the inspiration

That gives you the spark

                And the time to write it

                And to dream . . .

 

Blue rose is suffering

Sing it gospel style

Famous spirits now join in

You walk a familiar mile

 

First love returns to you

And spreads her fertile wings

You find old friends

Sing old songs

And think of long gone things

 

© C. Steven Blue

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C. Steven Blue is a Poet, publisher, producer & host of poetry events, musician, artist, multi-media performer and videographer. Steven was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but grew up in Pasadena and Hollywood, California. After a 27 year career in stage production, He and his wife retired in Eugene, Oregon, where he continues his poetic journey. Steven is a street poet, with no formal education in poetry. His poems have poured out of him since he was a boy. He won his first poetry award at age twelve.

Steven has six published books of his poetry. Through his publishing company, Arrowcloud Press, he has published other poets as well as poetry anthologies for the city of Eugene, Oregon and the Oregon Poetry Association. He has been published in over a dozen countries and interviewed on television, radio and in literary magazines. His work appears in countless literary journals and anthologies, both in print and online. He is also the pioneering author of the very first—ever poetry chapbook actually published as a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/591180474377593. For more information, go to www.wordsongs.com.
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