Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Lived Through the Were" by Scott McLean

"Lived Through the Were"
by Scott McLean

Past tense together
is better than today's weather

My head high
morning can't make clouds go by

Make a go of it until noon
loosen the beat, be an original tune

looking, searching high & low
in the metro for a gnome

this idea no longer novel
collects like raindrops, Earth

continues between the covers
literate eyes walk across dusty pages

think deep metaphorical tractor treads
through a history of how America was

Americans were, you, me, and everybody
existed in the background of word pictures

millions of us comprised each letter
so we faded and details of our America

by today, tomorrow, and years of people
who read American History, have not known

what existed was real, a were of togetherness
we lived through the were together
through the were, together we lived
as American, not dream but real, we were.

Note: Above is the original way it appears which I wrote (hand printed) on paper, and I think that's the word "as" before American in the last line, but I'm not sure because I crossed it out on the paper a few times and I can't tell for sure. It could be "us" but I think it's "as". This note of course wasn't part of the original Lyrics/poem by me. It was written on Monday, October 14, 2013 and it says 6:45 am to 7:15 am but the clock could be off. Regardless, it's early morning of that day.

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