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And then he was gone (apologies to "As Told By Ginger...")


"And (S)he was gone..."
by Ginger Foutely

He chose to walk alone,
Though others wondered why
Refused to look before him,
Kept eyes cast upwards,
Towards the sky.

He didn't have companions.
No need for earthly
things.
Only wanted freedom,
From what he felt were
Puppet strings.

He longed to be a bird.
That he might fly away.
He pitied every blade of grass
For planted they would stay.

He longed to be a flame,
That brightly danced alone.
Felt jealous of the steam
That made the air its only home.

Some say he wished too hard.
Some say he wished too long.
But we awoke one summer day
To find that he was gone.

Some say he wished too hard.
Some say he wished too long.
But we awoke one summer day
To find that he was gone.

The trees, they say stood witness.
The sky refused to tell.
But someone who had seen it said,
"The story played out well."

He spread his arms out wide.
Breathed in the break of dawn.
He just let go of all he held...

... And then he was gone.

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  • oceangrl 2010/08/11 20:02:46 (edited)
    oceangrl
    wow, that was really good!!!!!!
  • Robby oceangrl 2010/08/12 06:54:03
    Robby
    Thank you! Thank you very much!
  • oceangrl Robby 2010/08/12 21:10:38
    oceangrl
    anytime ;)
  • lavonne 2010/01/02 05:40:16
    lavonne
    +1
    OOOOOO. I LIKE THAT!!!!
  • Robby lavonne 2010/01/02 09:33:29
    Robby
    +2
    Thank you. I wish it was mine but it's not. It's from the nicktoon classic, "As Told By Ginger". But it's still pretty relevant.
  • lavonne Robby 2010/01/04 05:00:40
    lavonne
    hey i love that show...
  • neenee 2010/01/02 02:35:42 (edited)
    neenee
    +1
    Amazing speech and picture its still so sad rip MJ we love u

    so sad what poor MJJ went through
    speech picture sad rip mj love sad poor mjj

    speech picture rip mj
    rest now my angel

  • Robby neenee 2010/01/02 09:34:05
    Robby
    +1
    Thank you. Keep the faith for MJ's sake!
  • Speechless 2010/01/02 02:02:17
    Speechless
    That's true......
    true

    Also, the end part where it says break of dawn, it reminds me of the song he made, I love that song...

    true break dawn reminds song love song
  • Robby Speechless 2010/01/02 02:38:37
    Robby
    +1
    I should've gotten this album while he was alive. I meant to, but I didn't.
  • Speechless Robby 2010/01/02 02:40:51
    Speechless
    You can get it now.
  • Robby Speechless 2010/01/02 09:35:20
    Robby
    +1
    Oh you know I will. I got some Xmas $$$ & my b-day is coming on the 16th, so I'll probably make it a b-day present to myself!
  • Speechless Robby 2010/01/03 07:31:04
    Speechless
    :) Good lol well, happy really early birthday.
  • Rocky 2010/01/02 01:47:56
    Rocky
    +1
    Although Michael was from a different era than I, I still appreciated all that he had created in his short time on earth. I too was a performer, though I never had the persuasion Michael Jackson enjoyed, nor do I think I could have handled the noteriety he enjoyed, but I did enjoy watching peoples reactions to each of his newest releases and the hype behind it. He was a King, not like Presley, but King to a different genre of music, but still a King in his own right.
  • Robby Rocky 2010/01/02 02:37:50
    Robby
    +1

    As addictive SH is, I'm doing my best to leave the site for awhile. Too much hate here. But I will be back on 1/16 (my b-day) & again w/in the coming months. I hope you had a wonderful holiday & I will miss talking to you, Rocky!
    site awhile hate 116 b-day win hope holiday talking rocky
  • la 2010/01/02 01:20:08
    la
    +1
    i luv it... luv
  • Robby la 2010/01/02 09:35:53

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2008/08/01 21:06:01

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