Thursday, June 14, 2007

You Can't Get There From Here

Current mood: dedicatory

Category: Writing and Poetry

Watermelon Sugar (Shakespearean Sonnet)

Epigraph: The deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. (Richard Brautigan)

The Sixties were the time to come of age
With all the sex and drugs and rock and roll
The Beatles, Hunter Thompson, Jimmy Page
They left their mark on every young man's soul

But even the most fatuous of men
Who vainly seeks to recreate his youth
Discovers that you can't go home again
A bitter pill - but nonetheless the truth

And if he could go home again, he'd find
The world he lived in forty years ago
Does not exist, except within his mind
And wishful thinking will not make it so

The dreams of youth are swallowed up in time
And watermelon sugar turns to slime