Archive for Death

Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by lengesinski


Hello Old Friend,

Just where have the years gone to?

Remember some of the shit we used to get away with back in the day?

apple-flinging, sometimes over four story buildings, other times through windows

pellet shots, here, there, and everywhere, no stranger to ducking under fists and flying bottles

no rhyme or reason…….just typical neighborhood stuff


Being in altered states….

just about every weekend

bottles for every reason….in any season

Roll another spliff mate? some kind of weekend warriors….

monday mornings still slapped reality into our red eyes  and blurry minds


We both straightened up

managing to clean up and get married,

who would have thought…..or believed?

thirty years ago……when we were kids just out of high school

swear that we knew everything…..about everything and anything


Twenty four years

since your move to michigan

i can still recall watching the car pulling away

It’s been a long time between goodbye, farewell, and handshakes

why are the last words still so fuzzy?


in times of difficulty,

i will still recall your favorite saying:

‘sometimes you just have to ask, what the fuck?’….with that shit easting grin

It seems to still make the leap into the unknown and uncomfortable

just a bit easier……


And only in the last year

did I finally hear of your passing

Our paths were forced to split there

Some find both peace and forgiveness in the journey forward

others doomed to live on in memories…..graying yesteryears. 


Poetic Fragments12202013©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved

Candlelit Reflections(faces and names past)

Posted in Abstract Poetry with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by lengesinski


Candlelit (Photo credit: kfergos)

Candlelit Reflections

(faces and names past)



Merest flickerings

now only a complete absence

of a flame

that once set out

 burning brightest

at it’s apex…..

summit of youth

only where and when

high blue skies….

of promise

are believed to be without end

unrestraind vigor  

unbridled brashness

signaling out….

with resounding vibrancy

Almost Challenging

Lounging gods of past

to the world ahead

daring once

and reaching out

well beyond a calling to

darkest skies

of a starless night

that with certainty

will one day

come calling…..

until that time

when the flame’s intensity lessens…

until the day

where finally

light is extinguished

an inevitably succumbing

into a long quiet…..

a velvetted darkness


Candlelit Reflections(Faces and Names Past)©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(03/11/2013)

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