Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Homesick for a place you ain't never been ..."

This write is inspired by a line from the movie that I happened to watch tonight: "The Mechanic."

I tried to write this in keeping with the character who gave the line:  A wise old dockhand that kept watch over the boats ... from a comfortable, beat up, old recliner ... in the marina where Jason Straham's character parked his river boat when he came into town via one of the New Orleans area bayous.

Funny thing is, this line is probably the best thing about this movie.  Don't get me wrong, I happen to love Jason Straham ... the script on this movie just wasn't that great in my humble opinion.  Anyway, maybe that's why my mind went off onto the tangent of developing this line into a poem?

The line in the movie was ..."Homesick for a place you ain't never been ..."
For some reason, these words just stuck in my head and wouldn't go away. Before I knew it, they had spun themselves into this ... poem?

"This is Audubon Park in New Orleans, looking toward the Tulane and Loyola campuses:
The Finger Points to the West?  Or is it East?"

"Homesick ..."

Homesick for a place you ain't never been
I know you hear it ...
A hidden longin', been buried deep within
Somethin's gone and awakened it,
Though you may'n ever know'd who pulled the trigger
So what you gonna do?
Just walk away? Thinkin' you be bigger ... Bigger
Than it is?
Unexplained yearnings a whisperin' your name
Calling out to you, it is ...
Unquenchable flame, hidden pain
It's a calling your name, sayin' gotta get in the game
It ain't never gonna go away!
Always be a whisperin', haunting echoes stir
Reminders around every corner ... become a blur,
As you be turning,
Running faster and faster ... Thinkin' you can get away?
Looking for any place you can hide ...
You just be hopin' the fear in you's gonna subside:
But it ain't ... Ain't never gonna go away!
Yes, you got it bad ...
Homesick for a place you ain't never been ...

@Copyright Poem, 2011. All Rights Reserved: Isabelle Black Smith.

Photo By: Seeking focus ... A very talented artist, in my humble opinion.  The story behind this photo alone is worth a visit to this artist's page.

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