THE CHIME

Gazing through the swirling fog;

the cloying mists of time,

hoping to see

the ones I love,

before the clocks cold chime.

 

Beyond the final curtain;

the call of a tolling bell,

what destiny awaits me

as shadows fall

over all that I know so well?

 

Will I become one with eternity,

a leaf flowing gently downstream,

will days long past

now dictate my course

or the darkness lift from my dreams?

 

Wind whistling through the trees outside,

taunting the depths of my soul,

whispering, wondering,

has the moment arrived,

is it time to pay my last toll?

 

Mists creeping from every side

ignoring my desperate plea,

for just one more page

in the tome of my life,

let my pen, at last, set me free.

 

Gazing through the swirling fog;

the cloying mists of time,

will I finally see

the ones I love,

before the clocks cold chime?

 

*

Written by Darren Scanlon, 4th December 2015

© 2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Olga says:

    Wonderfully written, Darren. It’s a question that we all come to ponder eventually and we’ll never know until we cross the bridge to the other side. “We only part to meet again.” (John Gay)

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    1. Indeed. Thanks Olga.

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  2. Nice write, Darren! Makes one pause & reflect

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  3. Rita says:

    Oh, Darren! I love this so very much.

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    1. Thanks Rita. I wrote it early December 2015 and it was ready for posting mid December but I held it back as it was too dark for the festive season.

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      1. Rita says:

        It’s powerful

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  4. Dalo 2013 says:

    Powerful words to begin the New Year with, reflecting on life and on time ~ wish you continued success with your words and a fantastic 2016!

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  5. joylennick says:

    ‘One more page in the tome of my life…’ Lovely words. It is said that our energy lives on; I’m sure yours will! x

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  6. Nice write, Darren.

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  7. Poli Impelli says:

    Powerful, as always! Love reading you, Darren. 🙂

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    Perfect for the end of the year, Darren. A great treatment of the imponderable and wonderfully expressed.

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  9. kcg1974 says:

    You write such beautiful poetry, Darren. I try, but don’t think I’ll ever quite ‘get there!’ Much to ponder here….

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    1. Thanks Kim. Keep trying…

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      1. kcg1974 says:

        You have a lovely mind and spirit, Darren, guiding your pen right where it is suppose to go. Blessings.

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  10. smithaw50 says:

    “Wind whistling through the trees outside, taunting the depths of my soul” Man, what a line! Haunting and evocative poem full of deep thoughts and emotions.

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  11. gauravbarot says:

    Wonderful!!

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