“ Days Then Or Now ” ~ on borrowed time ~


Days then

You know

Too soon did go,

As do days now,

Tho life held long

Feigns not so,

Yet fade at dusk

And wake at dawn

Tends hence dispel,

You can not fail

Remember well,

Days then or now

Holds from day one,

Your life and mine

On borrowed time!



“ The Raven ” ~ a corvidae misread ~


Iniquitous stead

This potentate

Of noble head,

Out of domain

Unjustly said

Of mind or deed,

The raven

A corvidae misread,

Be perceived

In a distorted way,

A vulgar seed

Meant but infer

A common bird,

Tho be the raven,  

A regal creature

Of the heavens!


“ Each Day ” ~ I’m mindful ~

As I awake

Each day,

I’m mindful

Of this present,

That so prolongs

My temporal stay!


“ Beyond Reach ”

I can still hear

A distant voice,

Slowly fading

Beyond reach,

Now worried so

The voice be mine,

And though I shout

None will appear

Nor even care,

Hence feign not hear

I am still there,

Yet I can see

Their presence be

Near everywhere…


They turn their back

Though well aware,

Their presences here

Can thus be felt,

Though without fear

Would but deny,

Their harried truth

Iniquitously masked

Behind uncaring sneers…


Meant to deceive

They scurry

To gain distance,

Thus to abate

The sound of voices

That cry for help,

For silence be

The welcome ally,

Vocal outrage

Time will buy,

Till human interest

Be news of old,

And such concern

Soon beyond reach!