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The Party’s Over

©The Party’s Over

By BR Chitwood

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Friday nights became a weekly

ritual at my apartment in the

Lovely ‘Spanish Gardens’ –

My drinking pals were there with 

‘Lady prizes’ of the evening, plus

Some Male and female loners…

They usually matched up quickly.

At party’s end I was alone.

While soft Frank Sinatra ballads

Floated among the low lights

And polluted air of booze and smoke

I lazily reclined on the sofa,

Allowing my mind to wander

Down its normal paths of

Romantic memories of pretty faces,

Love affairs in Time’s vacuum.

As I stared at the shadowy ceiling

It came clearly vivid to me…

Stark, plain as the mind can

Render and a ‘hobo heart’ can

Pump its Romantic sadness…

No matter the attempts to

Rebuke the world for my failings,

I was a man ignoring his destiny…

‘His destiny’? I smiled at my hubris…

An author who wrote of his small

Accomplishments, his Loves, his idiocy,

His books, his poetry, were to bring

A new name to literature – my name!

‘His Destiny’? Really! ‘His Destiny’?

A fool at the journey’s beginning – 

An enlightened fool at journey’s end!

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BR Chitwood – June 28, 2021

Website/Blog: https://brchitwood.com

https://Twitter.com  – @brchitwood

https://facebook.com/billyray.chitwood

6 comments on “The Party’s Over

  1. You’ve done well, Billy Ray. Smile. 🙂

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    1. I just like to ‘bitch’, TW – part of my heritage… Good life, really! Thanks, good buddy. 🙂

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      1. I guess we all have “coulda shoulda woulda” thoughts.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano says:

    A life well lived, Billy Ray. Thank you for being you, for bringing memories to life, for asking/answering questions that rest deep within us all. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, dear lady… Hope you two are settling in nicely in the high country! All my best.

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