Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chester Bennington


In memory of Chester  Bennington
1976-2017
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


3 comments:

Bess said...

Depression (and all mental illnesses) are still pervasive and stigmatized. Let's talk about it like cancer and other physical ailments. Let's fight to make it ok for people from all walks of life to feel like they can seek help if they need it, or for their families to do their best to know what's going on if their loved ones are showing signs. I know there are people whose families are powerless to prevent suicide, like those of us who grew up in a perpetual state of mindfuck and manipulation, and there is a point where a person sees no point in living and won't give a hint of what's about to happen. I hope to Christ we get a chance to do what we can for those who can only see the darkness.

Judith said...

I'm really heartbroken that he's gone.

q1605 said...

Yes Bess. Hopefully the times are changing. The day my father died he was carrying a loaded .22 around and threatening to kill us all. So the adults answer was to let me go off with him so maybe I could talk him off the metaphorical ledge. I was 15 and he was 43. And what he needed was professional help.
And yes Judith they keep pumping out quality songs to the bitter end. No small feat in itself.