The Life of Brian
Anthony Lane Stahlhut
Age Rating: 1 +
Seventy years of knowledge,
so many things you've seen.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom,
God save the Queen!
Life has left you many questions,
answers not always easy to find.
Keep enduring the dreams at night,
have faith even though proof you can't find.
Enduring the sale of Religion
and of course the memory of Jean.
Climbing the proverbial mountains of life,
to the Gods, how funny we must seem.
Armageddon has come and gone,
time's clock is counting down our time.
We wait for the missiles in the afternoon.
Grander visions of the sublime.
All seems lost when love has gone,
hearts drifting in a swapping game.
In the beginning God gave us life,
in the end, what will remain?
Visions of grandeur, memories of you,
dark corners inside my head.
The ghosts who inhabit my private hell,
hold back the rules till I am dead.
Man polluted the land and the oceans,
War has soaked the ground in red.
A headlong dive, to stay alive,
feeling helpless against the winds ahead.
Yet words alone can't tell the story,
your memories will fill in the rest.
When your journey finally comes to an end,
I know God will think you passed the test!
Brian Dickenson has become a muse for me. His ability to write encourages me to try harder. His visions create a desire in me to write new works. I consider him a good friend.
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lol I guess you don't know what Mr. Dickenson is really like. But it's true, right down to the very last letter.
Okay, I'll admit I origanally read this cuz I thought it had something to do with Monty Python, but it turned out to be great anyway.
Keep up the good work.
Mary -BrytEyz- Ball
Brian Dickenson is talented indeed,
He's the very kind of person we at PnP need!
He's mature, honest, caring, and kind
His talent leave us poetry that feeds the mind
He encourages growth, nourishes hunger
And I was surprised he was not very much younger!
I'm glad you've written this tribute to him
It will go on shining, when other lights dim.
Thank you for this! (And thank you, Brian!)
Thank you all.
If ever the expression, 'an embarrassment of riches' has meant anything, this it it. In my case it is the FRIENDS I have made here at PnP in such a short time.
As the old line goes, 'where have you been all my life'?
Thank you again, Brian.
Bravo Anthony...Brian has exhibited his many interests and causes in the poems and stories he has written. His viewpoints are always interesting and well thought out. He feels deeply about the things he cares for and shows an understanding and forgiveness of human nature that many would do well to emulate. "Meeting" Brian on this website has been pure pleasure and an honor....again, bravo Anthony, you have caught the gentleman perfectly.
Well done, and a great tribute to a good friend and author. I, too have enjoyed Brian's talents. Keep the writing coming our way Brian and thanks.
Well Anthony, what can I say. I have had nice things said about and too me in the past, but never anything like this.
You make me feel most humble, not a feeling that I am used to.
Reading this has brought a strange lump to my throat, and affected my eyes in a strange way.
I do think it is very clever the way you have weaved my scribble into this.
I will be printing this for my scrap book.
Thank you my friend,