“ The Child In Me ” – held shades of used to be –

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The Child In Me

           – held shades of used to be –

Though many say

He’s but a shadow,

Held shades

Of used to be,

I play their game

But truly feel,

He’s still the same

The child in me…

 

Some even doubt

He still be there,

And more maintain

I am for naught,

The child is gone,

My hopes are fraught

With dreams

Of used to be…

 

But I say not,

I know the child

Yet lives in me,

And always must

As part of man,

From birth

Until that day

We turn to dust…

 

It matters not,

Though but a shade

Of used to be,

I know it’s him,

And so insist

He still exists

The child in me!

                                          written in Vence, Fr.

                                                  © Jean-Jacques Fournier

 

“ Into The Darkness ” ~ of a world going hollow ~

Sadly he fades

As will his shadow,

Ever so frayed

By lingering sorrows,

From loosing his way

To what he had left,

Be hours or days

Already too worn,

To assess his stay

Made be life norm,

Of requisite hold

Will cease exist,

As displace unfolds

Once meant to inhabit,

While rulers bent low

And annihilatingly bold,

Leads man into darkness

Of a world going hollow!