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Grave Memories

by John Ridgway 3 years ago in heartbreak
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Abyss Stares Back

The weight of mourning grows over the years,

death after death of pets and friends and family;

accumulating into a past of painful reminders

of who was

and will never be no more.

Does me no good to believe in immortality

when I miss cats and dogs so much I want to scream;

when the brother I lost

will never again answer his phone

with a stupid joke,

or go on and on about cars

--- wouldn't annoy me ever now.

No point in repeating death hurts ,

like an adolescence looking for enough depth

to write a song.

What sends a seeker of comfort

into this death poem?

Expecting a pithy reminder that life goes on?


it does,

and it will.


About the author

John Ridgway

I have five published books, wrote for two small tv shows, hosted the comedy hit PEACE AND PIPEDREAMS, playing 14 comedy characters plus... on FEARLESS RADIO. I also consult for the intelligence community in various capacities.

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  • John Burden4 days ago

    This is one of the greatest writers of his generation. Unfortunately he ran into problems with the government, who repressed his work. He five books on LULU, three you can get for free, WAKING UP JESUS, about when he was classically brainwashed, and used by hidden intelligence concerns on a mission that he refused to help with, once he realized how dark their intentions were... a book of comedy, The Religious Psycho Killer's Shit List, and ONE WAR. One of his five major's in university was Anthropology with an emphasis on Military Intelligence, and he writes this one in three triptychs, one based on a Navy Seal during operation Phoenix, another on a poet who writes about Iran Contra, killing the character based slightly on Gary Webb, who broke Iran Contra, and later, after Ridgway wrote his book, committed 'suicide' rather miraculously with two bullets into the back. Casey, the Reagan CIA director was scheduled to go before congress on this matter, and had a brain tumor blow out his brain three days before.

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