Poetry from J.J. Campbell

 

the glorious sound

 
silence
 
the glorious
sound of the
brain turning
off all the
electronic
noise
 
some of us
go insane
inside of it
 
some can’t
live without
it
 
and a few
lucky ones
get to enjoy
it
 
i close my
eyes and
let my
imagination
take over
 
something
these kids
know nothing
about

———————————————————————-
into an ocean of doubt
 
the neon soul
breaks with
each turn of
the screw
 
tighten the
nerves to the
point of no
return
 
pushed into
an ocean of
doubt without
the ability to
swim
 
line up all
the empty
bottles and
see how many
you can break
with just your
mind
 
tempting fate
with each word
that leaps from
your mouth
 
that serpent
tongue
 
laugh at all
these lost sheep
looking at you
like the one
 
collect and go
bring back the
thimble
——————————————————————–
smile at the pain
 
long legs dance
in my mind in a
beautiful tango
every night
 
faces of old
lovers and sexy
regrets remind
me that once i
did have a life
 
i look at all these
scars and smile
at the pain
 
the romantic
somehow still
believes that true
love is out there
somewhere
 
the old drunk that
is becoming me
knows she was
mistakenly killed
years ago
 
the bullet was
always intended
for me
 
god is one cruel
son of a bitch
————————————————————————-
blow out the candle
 
you can see the sun
coming through the
window blinds
 
blow out the candle
 
she’s not coming
home
 
there will come a
day that you will
forget to light
that candle
 
could be years
 
could be a few
weeks
 
whenever it
happens
 
you’ll know it’s
time to move on
————————————————————————-
the death of chuck berry
 
some people
pick up a guitar
and just realize
it was meant
to be
 
those people
work their
asses off to
become great
 
and the rest
of us are smart
enough to hand
the guitar back
and enjoy the
brilliance of
someone else
 
long live
the king
 
the sweet
licks of a
dirty old
man
 
somewhere
chuck just
smiled

 

 

 

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