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Saturday, 18 April 2015
A poetry challenge on the theme of "Now What?", this poem of mine is about endings, reflections on the past as we enter old age, and death.
The sunset touch, the whisper of death Speaking softly with darkling breath Clouds drift across lives, and intersect A time to act, and a time to reflect Thunder groans, lightening flashing The waves upon the rocks splashing And children have long left the sand Elderly couples walking hand in hand As grains of time fall away, and down Chimney smoke rising from the town As dusk descents, shadow of night wings And far out to sea, the siren sings Fishermen fear the call, that last song Wishing to be home where they belong With fire blazing in hearth, blazing bright Old gnarled hands kindle the candle light Trees fall in the gale force, roofs creak Hear the drip, drip of the water leak The ship is wrecked, timbers breaking Old limbs tire at the end of the making The last word is spoken, and an end Into the darkness alone, we descend The unravelling of the Gordian knot Into darkness, death - now what?