AS FLEET AS A LIFE

AS FLEET AS A LIFE_Fotor

To end up alone in a world full of pain,

where life has become just a cold dark refrain.

To drift along on strange endless tracks

on the maps of a mind that is fading to black.

 

A face; a feeling that once felt so real,

excitement that should have felt full of zeal.

But a memory is all; just a fading wisp,

reaching out to touch your frowning lips.

 

Closing your eyes on a world now so fleet,

time moving faster than your tired, aching feet.

The ticking-tock of the clock in the hall,

whispering time at the pendulums call.

 

A sound; a voice in a distant room,

echoing close but then gone just as soon.

Calling a name that’s familiar but then

long forgotten and fading again.

 

Alone in the crowd; may as well not be here,

strangers talking but simply can’t hear.

Their words coming slurred from distorted lips,

hurting my ears plugged with gnarled fingertips.

 

To end up forgotten in a world full of shadows,

struggling to breathe in a river so shallow.

Washed away in the tides of an age by

a current too strong to turn back the page.

 

Find a blank sheet and with trembling fingers

grasp the pen, watch the nib as it lingers.

So much to say and a future to live,

why must we fade with so much still to give?

 

A cruel callous twist in the hands of fate,

the garden is fading; the path and the gate.

To end up alone in a world full of pain

where life has become just a cold dark refrain.

 

 

Written by Darren Scanlon, 21st June 2014.

Revised 13th May 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Red Sunset says:

    …”washed away in the tides of an age by a current too strong to turn back the page…” These words really struck me. Wonderful writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. loricarlson66 says:

    Wow, Darren… this one really got me in the gut… amazing write and beautifully rhymed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Lori, Appreciate it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. loricarlson66 says:

        welcome hun 🙂

        Like

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