The Beckoning Poetry Post Page

Poetry by Christopher Michael Collins

Added 24 November 2003

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This poem is by Christopher Michael Collins

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Are you up at two a.m.
doing things you shouldn't do
thinking of things
that never should have been

And the limelight's faded
leaving you in shadows of strange hues
waiting to awaken
from the dream your life has been

None of this will have meaning
if you didn't listen
to what I said
and in sixty seconds you'll forget it
and in sixty years we'll
both be dead

There's no wondering what this place is
and there's no wondering where I stand
I'm at the ledge that drops you off
into the company of the damned