Subject: last haunts on TVZ by scotty melton Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 19:48:55 -0500 From: "b. wayne melton"
Organization: Washington County Online To: email@example.com poem to the late great Townes Van Zandt by: Scotty Melton, friend & kindred spirit last night i heard your ghost humming in the breeze blowing through silver chimes it's road-worn melodies your boney hand upon my heart i felt storms in distant sigh the taste of rum was on your breath and poured out into the sky my thoughts came to be darkened and my weary eyes as i could help not to wonder did you learn to fly? did you learn to fly? pass the clouds upon blue did you find peace my friend? or did trouble bind you? did it's vice-grip on your soul fasten you unfree? did it follow you into the shadows of eternity? did pity fall upon your spirit weeping and grant you mercy at last? that you no longer should stand 'fore every stone that be cast? was the cross that you carried on this earth fin'ly lifted? the albatross you wore 'round your neck that blessed curse of the gifted did you learn how to fly? pass the clouds upon night did the savior's soft hand lead you safely into the light? and rest you in heaven's sweet bosom like a mother's first-born? and crown you a halo of gold & mend your wings, withered & torn that you may fly on to a new day in a world that's yet unturned and wrap yourself in the sunshine of a morning lightly burned and drink of the wine that flows & sparkles from the river of god's own thrown and write songs w/ ol' king soloman though we all will miss you while you're gone but your words we've still here w/ us written in blood; embedded in stone! and the poetry & the songs you left behind i can only compare- to the very foundation the world sits upon so now that your dirty road is ended and your journey, it is through fly blue, my friend, fly blue! "adios amigo" we'll sure as hell miss you!!! scotty melton