- Liam Curtin
The Leaves of Late Summer
The leaves of late Summer sing in the wind
As the bright sunlight illuminates the beaten path it’s in
A young mockingbird leaves the nest to answer the call
But stops, shrinking, so terrified of the coming fall.
Yet to all, is the fall always as sure as a tread?
The Romans ruled all, yet broke down, as books are sure to discuss raw
Oh my Winehouse¹ collapsed, and it’s given a Kurt² nod of the head
So is the journey worth it all, if it falls down like straw?
The fall may be destined for all
But a descent towards the beaten hard ground
Demands the ascent to the top, and quite a bit of gall
And by the end, it yields one perfect moment, which is bound to astound.
The west may fall, but Justin³ comes back strong
A beatle⁴ may be stomped, but it’s why you imagine⁵ for long
Time, space or death may separate two lovers forever
But love’s never gone, for souls always feel all forever.
And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever.
The bird should see these blessed sights,
Though nothing is permanent, not even the flight.
Winehouse: Referring to Amy Winehouse, an English Musician who died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011
Kurt: Referring to Kurt Cobain, an American Musician famous as the frontman of the American rock band Nirvana, who committed suicide on April 5, 1994
Justin: Referring to Emperor Justinian I of the Eastern Roman Empire, who conquered North Africa and Italy, including Rome, in the 6th century AD.
Beatle: Referring to The Beatles, an English rock band in the 1960s.
Imagine: Referring to the song Imagine by John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, which was released in 1971.