Old Blind Men ~ Chasing Rainbows – Author Hugh Dysart


Old blind men, chasing rainbows,

tripping fairies and carnival clowns

Eyes once open will forever close

Old blind men, in their old hometowns


Old blind men, sit warming their bones,

on park benches and garden swings

Jesus sandals carry them home,

where Jimi plays and Janis sings


Old blind men, thumb from the past,

the future waves from empty cars

When life’s winners finish last,

old blind men become the stars


Pinhole cards move wooden pegs,

ponytailed voices, smoky and grey

Yellow fingers swirl ancient dregs,

old blind men, not fade away.


Bagpipe winds march,

across childhood waters

Waters once as sweet as wine,

from a debutante’s glass slipper


Now smelling of a whore’s weeds

When I was a boy,

swimming those sweet waters,

with my father

I feel his strong hands,

pulling me up on the rocks

Where we stand forever


Old blind men, chasing rainbows,

with cloudy eyes, on broken wings

Jesus sandals carry us home,

where Jimi still plays and Janis still sings


© Hugh Dysart

Torn Poems

 Excerpt from the book “Torn Poems”

302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

Visit Hugh’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/hugh-dysart.html

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  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    Check out the work of this great poet


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