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"Death was in Attendance" a poem & performance by Franco Esteve
New Video Poem Performance about Cancer and Control
Posted in Franco Esteve, Poetry, Video Performance, Writing on September 27, 2019
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“Death was in Attendance” a poem and performance by Franco Esteve

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Written and performed by Franco Esteve.
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Poem Text:

“Death was in attendance, present, here
But alas, it would not be catered to,
For I was not amused at it’s arrival

How dare death show its face at my place
Fuck off, get out, you didn’t R.S.V.P.
Cause an invite you did not receive
For you to show up with the big C by your side
I don’t care for you nor do I admit your plus one

There’s no parley or terms of agreement
You’re not coming in and I’m not coming out
I choose my own path and pull my own leash
Don’t think to tell me what to do

How dare it even hold a suggestion
Or does it think I accept its insinuation
That I keep its plus one in its stead

Fuck you I’m not stupid or dead
For you I hold no fear or dread
But take your C and go elsewhere instead”

Written and performed by Franco Esteve.

Background Song: Hanging by Franco Esteve, from the album and short film, Paranoia, The Doll Chronicles

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A Moment of Madness Music Single Cover Art by Franco Esteve

A Moment of Madness is out!

Listen to the theme from the upcoming series, Fragments of Madness on Apple Music, Bandcamp,,  Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, or at your favorite online store or streaming service. Available NOW!

More info about the song here.