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November 10, 2007, 08:38
GG
art made from Grits-YOU RATE IT
here's a poem from huevos rancheros, the personal website of the gristman who so often raids the tdcaa forum for opinions and commentary. Although his commentary often villifies prosecutors and law enforcement, with this poem we can see that grist has a human side, a vulnerable side, a side that is "ALONE".<BR><BR>Here's the art: <BR><BR>Thursday, June 07, 2007<BR><BR>Alone <BR><BR>Alone<BR>Nobody here<BR>The one person who wants to be with me cannot<BR>And I've driven everyone else away<BR><BR>Alone<BR>No job, no career, only words<BR>No shared goals, no workers' camaraderie<BR>The writer's task is solitary<BR><BR>Alone<BR>I've never accomplished anything<BR>But alone is how I accomplish everything<BR>So my achievements feel pyrrhic<BR><BR>Alone<BR>I wish I found more comfort in God<BR>I wish I were closer to my family<BR>I wish I knew better how to have friends<BR><BR>Alone<BR>The world is still a grand place, full of possibilities<BR>People are kind, fear is surmountable, hope is justified<BR>I don't believe that God is dead though he seems lost to the world<BR><BR>Alone<BR>My muscles contract and my back wrenches<BR>My mind seizes on itself, devoured by fear and self-doubt<BR>I cannot comfort myself, I can only be comforted, but I am<BR><BR>Alone<BR><BR>posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 2:47 PM | 1 commentsReally good poem-changed my lifeMaybe not ready to be published just yet...Hey, do you know RTC?Yeah, are they still having open mic night at Ruta Maya?How long have you been having these feelings?A cry for help
November 10, 2007, 12:26
JB
I'm more curious as to why you decided to post this under the "Other" thread.
November 10, 2007, 16:16
David Newell
I hope he feels better soon. He seems sad.
November 10, 2007, 19:32
JB
Should we send him a fruit basket?
November 10, 2007, 21:35
JohnR
Maybe we should wonder why Greg is lurking over there? Heck, Greg seems to spend enough time lurking over there that maybe RTC is Greg's alter ego, and their exchanges just an internal dialogue . . . Wink
November 10, 2007, 23:26
GG
quote:
Originally posted by JB:
I'm more curious as to why you decided to post this under the "Other" thread.


I felt like sharing, and I didn't think it fit under any catagory but this.

Maybe AP, Scott, Scott and Don, inc. can put this to music?
November 10, 2007, 23:27
GG
quote:
Originally posted by JohnR:
Maybe we should wonder why Greg is lurking over there? Heck, Greg seems to spend enough time lurking over there that maybe RTC is Greg's alter ego, and their exchanges just an internal dialogue . . . Wink


Shudder to think! You don't know me well, but you know me better than that.
November 13, 2007, 10:00
A.P. Merillat
Greg, come on now, put that slingblade down and come back in and watch some TV. We're all going to work on a jigsaw puzzle after lunch, and you can do the edges.
November 13, 2007, 11:24
Scott Brumley
quote:
Maybe AP, Scott, Scott and Don, inc. can put this to music?


It's already been done. I believe the answer you're looking for is Matthew Sweet's "Sick of Myself," which we were prepped to perform but ultimately dropped because of one guitarist's incompetence.
November 13, 2007, 11:37
David Newell
"Sick of Myself" that's awesome!
November 13, 2007, 12:10
A.P. Merillat
Yea, and Scott wouldn't let us play it, because the bass guy didn't have it down right.
November 13, 2007, 12:21
David Newell
It would've been sweet. Yeah, that's right. I said it.
November 13, 2007, 16:28
GG
Who sang "alone again, naturally"? Was it that Gilbert O'Sullivan guy? Like all other bad songs, of course it is burned into my memory forever.