Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Jimi Gaskin, Feeling Poetic!
I'm delighted to welcome James Gaskin as our guest blogger today. Jimi was one of the runners up in Mr. Romance 2008 at the Romantic Times Convention. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Pittsburgh, and he is very much a gentleman of the old school. During the Mr. Romance contest he played a British Lord from one of Bonnie Vanak's historical romances and I think he has found his niche.
Jimi gives us a glimpse into his romantic soul with his thoughts on the meaning of life, in a poem.
Meaning of Life
My time will come as I am laying in bed,
Long after everything has been done and said.
And shortly after taking my last breath,
I imagine playing chess with the one called Death
And during our game, I'm sure he will ask,
Without a pause, as if it was his task.
The one question I've asked with great strife,
"May you please tell me the Meaning of Life?"
And as I fumble for any answer, grinning,
I start my story from the very beginning.
From day one, as we enter the world and open our eyes,
We adjust to much more than just the lights and looks of surprise.
The first few years, the world seems strange and confusing,
While at the same time, appears oddly amusing.
At this moment, we're forced to do nothing but learn,
As we grow to cherish our parents love in return.
Growing older, we believe we are unbreakable and brave,
When in reality, nothing conquers how our parents forgave.
Teenage years are flooded with changes and conflict,
Whom to give your heart to becomes hard to predict.
Adulthood comes and life is still not all figured out,
You still have hope, but realize your heart has some doubt.
Then one day, you meet someone who finally makes you complete.
You wonder how your heart survived life never being so sweet.
And now, find yourself wishing for only one desire,
For others to experience love in its entire.
Upon ending my story, I will smile with grace,
As I try and read an unreadable white face.
And as I crawl out of my bed,
He'll give a nod with his head.
Not to signify right or wrong,
But to motion we must move along.
And as we travel towards the stairs,
I will be whistling without any cares.
It doesn't matter whether we are going up or down,
Memories of the ones I love will always be around.