“ A Joy ” ~ imagined ~

A joy extant infers
Fate lets attain,
I find imagine
What ought contain,
Stuff be of dreams
Imaging the silken,
Rather than lined
In matters coarse,
Though often times
Joy be dark horse,
To masquerade
Masked as a rose,
In joyless shade,
Wanting not impose…

Yet be this joy
Illusion’s dope,
Thirsting to enjoy
We live in hope,
Yet sadly fantasize
In musings empty,
Waiting joy incites
A moment of delight
To more than but survive!

A memory of a younger man’s, search…

                                                               for my friend Paulette  
                                                                  translation of my OFV, La Joie ~ imaginée ~

“ Lingering Image ” ~ a heaven I’d imagined ~

In my thoughts

She’s been,

So very long

I can almost

Feel her shadow….

 

I can still hear

And almost see

Her lips caress,

The words

She chose to leave

Next to my heart…

 

Yet somehow I knew

I’d lost her though

We shared a rainbow,

Tho not to persist

I might’ve missed

A part of life,

Meant live a dream

With one I’d hoped

Might well remain,

In heaven I’d imagined!

“ The Soondoers ” ~ best undertake ~

 

No time to waste

For life ahead

Gives but a taste,

Of one imagined

May have lead

To thus embrace,

Far more years,

Than felt be stead…

 

Hence advocate

All ye soondoers,

Of dubious soon,

Best undertake

Chose to live life,

Before too late

When fate so rules

On your expiry date!