Man of motion (Gordon Downie)

Between the spaces where the dust settles,
Where words of a poet come to rest
and screams of effect of a tragic goodbye,
tiredness of soul rest
and glittered nights will be set for life,
it’s in these places the voice ignites
and says it’s goodbyes in the evening light
together, tears are shed before it’s done
as we remember the days as if they’ve just begun.
The whimsical remembered stories told
in our minds they seep
forever to enthrall
and we speak your name with reverance there
with caps and courage and grace brought forth
a “live well” as the light goes out
not just another but one of us
from youth to now we still hear the voice
on cold wind blown Canadien nights
what poets words do stir the mind
for tonight until the end of time
oh sir you gave a young girl thoughts
on forbidden dark lit concert nights
as we danced until the morning came
and as we slept many whispered your name
as we shall do until the end of days
in rememberance of that summer haze
when music was all that made us alive
thank you sir from the Florida skies
and wishing I had been there to see
the final moments
sharing in the shedding of tears
as you climb the stairs that await us all
I hope you know
you were the white shirt singer of a teenaged soul
who inspired a child in lonely days
in the poets mind
you took your time
you did it right
the final chords,
a shining light.

I am so blessed with having seen my favorite Canadian band The Tragically Hip twice in my life, yesterday was the showing on CBC music of the final concert, heartfelt bits and pieces are all I’ve been able to pull up, as the lead singer Gord Downie battles an inoperable brain tumor, such courage, love and showmanship was what I am now left with, and such sweet memories of teenage nights at a concert up in Canada….no I can’t say much…but it was Amazing…I will leave it at that. God bless you Gord, a poet who still inspires….Singing fifty mission cap….and Boots and Hearts of course.πŸ’œπŸ’• Thank you for your gift of music and words πŸ’•πŸ’œ Glad I had the chance to witness the beginnings of goodbye.

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5 thoughts on “Man of motion (Gordon Downie)

  1. I always find it difficult when I hear someone is dying of cancer. As a survivor, I never thought I wouldn’t…I think being so positive helped but then you see where even being stupendously grateful and positive will still yield different results. We all go sometime, it’s enjoying the moments we have with childish abandon which makes it count…and love, lots of love ❀

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  2. I like the fact that he did the last concert knowing what is to come, his way of saying goodbye…music I grew up to and I hope when his last moments come, he knows how much he was loved by those who listened πŸ™‚ peace and blessings and live well πŸ™‚

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