Lament for Two Still Living [spn poem]

Popsicle sticks and bitter tears–
that’s the way (my dears, o my dears)
if you want to build a hero.

Ravenous things and wild boys,
salt and silver bullets for toys–
all can be borne if together.

But birds with wings will want to fly
(all but the blind look to the sky);
one can’t stay, the other can’t go.

Brother, soldier, scholar–or knife:
cut yourself open on this life
so sharp it’s light as a feather.


6 thoughts on “Lament for Two Still Living [spn poem]

    1. Wow, that was fast!

      The TV show Supernatural. If you’re not familiar with it, the two main characters are brothers who were raised on the road, hunting monsters, and are still (after 10 seasons) kind of messed up by it.

      1. It is! I don’t know if it’s available where you are, but if you can get it through Netflix or another internet provider, it’s definitely worth checking out. Just be warned: it can get a little gory at times…

      2. Thank you for the invitation–I greatly appreciate it. However, I use WordPress only as an archive for my writings, and don’t really follow any blogs. But I wish you all the best with your own writing!

        And thanks again for commenting on this poem.

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