An exquisite journal’s long journey home.
(A tale of embellished reality.)
Happy Birthday Alyssa!!
I wish I could be there with you, to see your eyes go wide and the wave of joy that washes over you as you unwrap your gift! But alas, the 1,600 miles between us might as well be the far side of the moon (sighhh). I miss you so much! …
Youthful Naivety Leads to Horrors a Young Man Didn’t Bargain For.
Historical Performance Monologue — Written and Performed by Gregory Cade at the Historic Avoca Museum, during Night at the Museum Lantern Tours, in Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Ending of WW 1.
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Good evening — Ladies, Gentlemen, young ones. …
Stream of Consciousness Prose Poetry
Traveling through this tunnel of despair, distraught by thoughts of loss — of grip, of self, of sight of what’s ahead. Existential Dread of what awaits at the end of the line. So fine a line of demarcation, between days of exultation and painful sublimation of all I thought I knew of who I was. Who am I if I don’t recognize myself? Is it who I believe me to be or who you see? What if what I believe is a lie, and what you see is a mask? What then?
Enduring an Emotional Prison
I suffocate in this darkness, this lingering sorrow that lays over me like a blanket I can’t push back. Mistakes and shame and regrets that latch onto me like the chain that holds the dog to his tree. The ground beneath me worn bare, like the rawness of my soul. Exhausted I crawl, to and fro, on hand and knee. Dust turned to mud by the river of my tears. My mind burns like a fire that can’t be quenched. Weight bears down upon my chest. Breath struggles to escape, trapped, like the memories of yesterday…
“There Is a Garden in Her Face”
There is a garden in her face
Where roses and white lilies grow;
A heavenly paradise is that place
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow.
— There cherries grow which none may buy,
— Till “Cheery ripe” themselves do cry.
Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
They look like rosebuds filled with snow;
— Yet them nor peer nor prince can buy,
— Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry.
Her eyes like angels watch them still, Her brows like bended bows do…
Navigating a gulf of uncertainty.
I’m miles removed from the main roads now, on this deepening journey down rural lanes, this well-worn path of remembrance, though empty for its loss. The loss of those who no more travel these winding byways at my side. Childhood memories come flooding back. The laughter and endless hours of exploring the wide-open countryside, a treasured escape from the prison-like schools and cramped neighborhoods back home; my first taste of true freedom.
Saving a friendship in the aftermath of unrequited love.
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Breaking free of the prison of consumer lust. (Slam Poetry)
Out along the avenues, the masses shuffle forth, meandering and mesmerized, from one store to the next, stopping to gaze at gaudy displays, caught by the glare of the wares in the windows into other worlds. And oh, how they shine, these floor-model dreams of pleasure and perfection, but not all that gleams is all that it seems in the world of white-washed, hollowed-out, plaster-filled façades.
Creative, Artistic, Curious, Analytical. A risk-taker who loves to laugh and drink life in with his eyes. Always reading, observing, questioning.