I Awake

– should fate so will –

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I Awake

– should fate so will –

That I awake
Another day,
To live a fate
With little say,
Save to amend
My errant way,
Before the end
Thus to renew,
As to contend
Said life anew,
The while fend
As destine wills,
But a scant stay…

Time tallies still
Tho be few days,
For failing gods
Now dated skills,
Tend fall behind
Too aged to fulfil,
In garbled minds 
Verge on placate, 
Yet decreed still
Our waning state,
Hence so fate's will!

                 © Jean-Jacques Fournier

 written in Sweetsburg
ov February 19, 2017
edit published, August 15, 2022
Music - Ethereal Thoughts, by Victor Wayne
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

4 thoughts on “I Awake

    • Thanks Paulette, tho I must admit, date, is far more easy to contend with than fate, for the later is the provenance of the gods, whereas “date” has been left to simple citations such as I, all quite easily manœuvrable to accommodate this not so easy demanding world. Date does however inspire another reflection!

  1. Thank you, Rebecca, for your undying interest and as always your touching acknowledgement, ergo said joy being mine as well for your ongoing support of my scribbles. Your a good friend, Charlie Brown!

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