On The Run

  – from here to there

 

On The Run

      – from here to there –

Getting nowhere
In particular,
Holds baby bare
Not yet articular,
From here to there
Out of the picture,
Be on the run
In quest of future!

	 ode to neglectful man lost... 

                      © Jean-Jacques Fournier


			

Another Face –

– holds persistent –

Revisited

Ye expect be alive
From child unclad,
To babbles’ demise 
Beyond level of fad, 
Tho a coherent wise
Who appears to add,
In an aging disguise 
As the raison d’être,
Proposed comprise
Might not be a fête,
Afore another face
In spell given hand,
Occupies life space 
To say you’re alive,
Finds living the race
Ye’d drag to survive, 
Best before final date
Find delay grave fate,
May not end so brave
When be made to face,
Despite eke of last steps
You will do so with grace,
The while holds persistent
Too soon for another face!
	           © Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                          written in Sweetsburg
                                            December 23, 2022

Stop The Clock

– I want to get off –

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Stop The Clock

          – I want to get off –

Stop the clock
I want to get off,
Until I’ve caught
My sorry breath,
If not, slow down
To stay my death,
Till I have found
This crazy race,
A way around
Will slow its pace,
That may not lead
To injudicious waste,
Thus, so I’ll plead,
Where rest in peace  
Tho but a grim place,
For the god’s caprice
Is to fix one’s final state, 
Hence be, neath the ground!


	          © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Image - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Space/Sci-Fi Music - 
             Space Ambience 
             by Alexander Nakarada
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier


				written in Sweetsburg 
		   		    February 20, 2013
	                                edited version 
                                         for book #19			                   
                                   December 20, 2022

Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

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Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

Persistent mind
On the façade,
Of fore to hind
No pasquinade,
Wouldst define
Nor satire’s aid,
Thus, so in time
Will play a game,
Not feigning blind
Ne’er ye find same, 
To suffer a like mind
Nigh as fixated to change, 
Tho be born in man’s façade!

                 Ode to they of so-called, 
                                nonconformist persuasion... 

                          © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Image – Wikimedia Commons
Music - Almost Blue by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier



                   written in Sweetsburg
	         © Jean-Jacques Fournier
		       December 4, 2021
		edited December 13, 2022

A Mindset Cast

               – of endurance be –

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A Mindset Cast

               – of endurance be

A face means see
Shouts yet alive,
As endurance be
Holds to survive, 
Save want to flee
As a mindset cast,
Now beyond plea 
Sets destined last,
Force to embrace
In sardonic mask,
Lifes quest to taste
By a mindset cast,
Of endurance be
An inhuman state...

Despite fated date
Ye’d meant to last,
In a worn-out state
Yet drag one’s past,
Thru system replete
End be in one’s grave,
The while ye’d to face
By then far from brave,
Wouldst do so with grace!    

                                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier            
Image - Wikimedia Commons 
Music - excerpt of Everytime We Say Goodbye
              Scott Hamilton - Pure Imagination
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier     
 written in Montreal 
 published in Sweetsburg 
 December 11, 2022

This Road

      – be the way home –

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This Road

      – be the way home –

I’ve wandered past
Where wise gave way,
Perchance too fast
For image to stay,
Be of home alas
Found not at bay...

For held memory
Of insistent places,
Would thus convey
As a fixed oasis, 
Be the right way
Afore life soon passes,
You’ll find this road
Be the way home!

		 © Jean-Jacques Fournier 


Ode to my Roma, 
       past present and timeless,
           as one’s transcendent home, 
                                       thus, be Italia...!




Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Music - excerpt of Round Midnight, by Chet Baker
Audio recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier



			                            written in Sweetsburg
				                        December 9, 2022





The Face

– of fates longevity –

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The Face

– of fates longevity –

The Face
An ancient face
Sooner or later,
Made to look on
Hopeful for better,
To yet be around
Still a minds voice,
That opposites found
Best be natures choice,
Tho life gift a mite short
One hopes the cause moults,
But pleads will to make strong
Naught ye’d want source revolt,
Whilst held liable gods sleep along
Till shape be the face, of fates longevity!

                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
			                                            written in Sweetsburg
                                                                      November 26, 2022
					                          edited December 5, 2022

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone 
               Heitor Villa-Lobos                 
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

A Face

– from an inhuman place –

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A Face

– from an inhuman place –

Thru shady light,
Fixed traces be  
In still of night, 
A face I am to see         
Set in a staid life,
Yours, to be returned 
From an inhuman place…

In time dawn’s shadows,
Might dim the cruelty
That carved its path,
To manner evidently 
A paranormal flesh 
That, reads as brail,
In a face lined like mesh
Imprint of like chain mail....

Imaged on grievous faces,
Begs end held memory
In recalls of life fleeting,
Phantoms of past journeys
Emerge in these raw faces, 
Thus, from an inhuman place! 

                       Ode to man’s rush for the future,
                                   with a recall for our fading memories...

                                               © Jean-Jacques Fournier



                                      Image - Wikimedia Commons                         
                                      Music - Almost Blue by Chet Baker
                                      Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier     
                                                                        
                                                           ov written in Montréal 
                                                                 January 2, 2002
                                                           rewrote in Sweetsburg
   				                              December 1, 2022     

































	













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