Poetry / “Chronicle”

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Chronicle

I am not glad that

you are gone

(have left)

but I am thankful

that while you were here

I chronicled our love

on my flesh

but my art is not that of

(clichéd)

dragons and skulls

or daggers

(though this may be next)

but of hearts and crosses and birds

and Bible verses

(Psalm 30:5)

that in their own unique way

provide both joy and pain

(each uniquely invoking tears)

in the morning mirror

copyright 2013 Steven Harz

“Chronicle” was included in my book titled “Songs You Can’t Dance To” available at Amazon:

Published by Steven Harz

Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People's Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. Steve still writes poetry, but now it rhymes and is put to music - either acoustic with a Martin or electric with a Gretsch. Songwriting influences are: John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Blze Foley, Jessi Alexander, Tyler Childers, Lori McKenna, Gabe Lee, Luz, Cleto Cordero, Jason Isbell, and of course, Willie and Dolly! Music is available on all streaming platforms - please check it out!

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