January 6th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - The Stories

“The Stories” was inspired by a quote ascribed to Tim Burton’s movie “Big Fish”: “A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.”

The Stories

I tell the stories that I’ve felt
it’s no wonder that I’m that man
unless you wonder what came first
was it the stories or was it the shell?

they are one and the same
in due time the mold is made
set by hands that wrote the poems
put to page what came before

all those moments move to the now
again the letters state my mind
except there is another goal
one I’ll share before I go

the scribblings point beyond this point
into the future, the great unknown
transcribed to witness the present day
moved to the past by time’s journey

in that place I’ll live again
even if I may have passed
by accident or consequence
foretold in poems of wretchedness

perhaps we’re there, look to the clock
a calendar to state the date
if it’s far beyond the now
the stories have inscribed my life.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180106.