She has gone away We will name her Amy, the beaming father said with pride.
For the name means beloved. And they knew she was. The years were not kind. Not to Amy. Or was it that she wasn't kind to herself? Seems to be how it is with some. The flaring out of the best and brightest. All the talent in the world cannot defeat self destruction. Not when the person is that motivated to corrupt........Themselves. Drinking binges in the London Nightclubs made the headlines all the time. The tabloid rags stayed busy working double time. Oh the rumors hit the fan like the proverbial shit as the saying went. She made a fortune selling records that were lovely to the ear. Won awards and accolades her mercurial rise seemed clear So what happened to Amy, promising singer and shooting star? Why did she go away? How did she drift so far? And what causes the restlessness, The need to feel apart? What is it within some of us? This starry eyed, Shuffling step and wounded soul? Why do some intelligent human beings seem to need to lose control? Hard to say. But the Heath Ledgers and the wonderful Kurt Cobain’s are here to stay. For a short but entertaining time. We watch them burn out the fires of their lives and doesn't that make us feel just fine?
Someone else to talk about. Makes us seem so well and whole. “Not me” most people love to spout. So great to have someone else to blame. Meanwhile light Amy a bright candle. I will fan the flames......... Goodbye Amy, goodbye....... Phil G. Inman Sr. 7/23/2011