“ Apologies ”- to expiate demise –

Oh so often we apologize

Just to make amends,

Or avoid being chastised

We effort find portend,

Till failing begs apprise

We seek impede condemn,

Fated waning enterprise

Of which we learn contend,

As time gorges on our pride

That leaves but dust to mend,

With a soupçon of recall guise

For the loss of once held friend,

With otiose apologies to expiate demise!

                                                              © Jean-Jacques Fournier


“ A Memorable Stay ” ~ shades of an instant ~

You’ll find a bend

In the road ahead,

Should you intend

Muse in its stead,

Thus so to ponder

If you have stock,

Suffice grants a stay

Affords a fading clock,

Extends reach yonder…

If fate finds lend

This road gives way,

To live beyond

Prescribed advent,

Thinks worth amend

To this found journey,

Held a memorable stay

Though an hour or a day,

Portend shades of an instant!

“ Dreams for Reasons ” ~ of phantasmagoric delight ~


If you can reach

Beyond reality,

To thus so dream

With cerebral acuity,

You may transcend

Wonted portend,

In out of person                                                          

Sleep nocturnal,

If operose plight

Leaves you contrite,

In nightmares lined

With shades of night,

And issue begs

Be rid of fretful sights,

You might extol

Such dreams

Held ever bold,

Be screened

From light of day,

And duly purged

From nightly dreams,

Whose phantasmagoric lean

Meant be our night’s delight!

                                                                              ode to Edgar Allan Poe