Saturday, January 11, 2014

the definite article the

the band.
the team.
the show.
the passion.
the first time.
the fool.
the expectation.
the one.
the pressure.
the last time.
the way he left.
the resolve she felt.

the question.
the answer.
the writing.
the book.
the hope.
the fumbling.
the despair.
the, "I can't".
the, "You must".
the way he left.
the resolve she felt.

the time to heal.
the repair.

the mention.
the fear.

the acknowledgment.

the understanding.

the connected.

Today I am grateful for the him who will always be a part of the me.


Anonymous said...

What I've felt, what I've known Turn the pages,

Shea Goff said...

I think we're going to have to turn the knob on the radio. My son sent me a photo yesterday with a saying, "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

Kids these days.

Anonymous said...

Your probly right, the dark side of me seems to work it's way out sometimes. Hard to hide the crazy I guess, but I do love that band. Don't tell anyone.

Shea Goff said...

Since we're keeping secrets here and this is obviously all very confidential I don't mind tellin' ya that when I searched those lyrics and saw the name of that band I actually whispered, "Fucking Metallica."

It just sent me to that guy who loved that band and me in sweatpants. Then I called a friend who said the people in the white coats would be at my house soon and she hoped I enjoyed my time away at the institution.

I'm just standing by the fact that without the dark we wouldn't appreciate the light. Plus, everybody's got some crazy going on. Don't trust those people who tell you they don't.

Anonymous said...

So now you know two guys that love that band, sorry. lol.

Shea Goff said...

Rock on, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Before we rock on, tell us more about the sweatpants.

Shea Goff said...

ohgoodgosh. 27 year old single mom working seven days a week and her six year old boy is staying the weekend with his paternal grandmother. Single mom has company. He's a 26 year old single male she met and began dating within the previous year.

She spends what little money she has looking nice for him. Her hair, clothes, jewelry, crap she smears on her face so she can look better and maybe he can feel about her the way she feels about him.

Because she's never felt this safe in anyone's arms and navy blue sheets and all of this has been written and there is no more tired than a story of unrequited love and why can't Metallica just be Metallica.

It was early. He was still in bed and I was straightening up the living room in cut-off sweatpants, hair in a clippie on top of my head, no make-up, old t-shirt and he came walking up the hall and said, "Stop."

So I did and he smiled and I asked, "What?" and he said, "This is my favorite look on you."

And for the first time ever I thought I could spend the rest of my life with a man.

I'll give you a moment to gag and roll your eyes here. Totally understandable.

Until Metallica was mentioned I thought I had bludgeoned that 27 year old single mother, idealist and dreamer to death. I'm glad you're not him. My heart couldn't take that again.

Are we done yet?

Anonymous said...

Maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I now have my foot most of the way out of my mouth. I know it's tough.