Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted May 16, 2020


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Whispered on the Winds of Change

by Y. M. Roger

      
       When we were young, we would often pretend
      
Heroes and halos could all save the day,
      
Immersed in our childhood fun with no end
      
So many summers and years slipped away.
       Perhaps there, deep inside, everyone knew
      
Each time that first day of school would begin,
      
Riding those unicorns was never true
      
Echoing whispers of life’s changing wind.
      
Deception, it’s true, is a dangerous game
 

      
One played deep inside our young adult mind,
      
Newly found freedoms and raw lust to tame
 

      
Teem into holes youth’s dreams left behind.
       Heady those feelings stirred down in our soul
      
Enchanted such that true love’s vows we exchange,
 

      
Willing to mark as forever our goal
      
In spite of the wind softly whispering change.
       
Noteworthy the speed of life’s passing years
      
Dandy nests fill then grow empty again,
       
Softly youth's dreams remind we’re in arrears

       
Our sunsets lose luster as longings grow pained.
       Fin'lly one morn, sunrise makes us blink twice

       
Colors of trueness both naked and strange,
      
Hauntingly we reflect back through our life
      
And pray we find there our own wind of change:
       
Not our dreams, not some vows, not all that’s past.
       
Grabbing hold of tomorrow, we reach for that Star… as
      
Eternity whispers that life’s changes won’t last.

 



Acrostic Poetry Contest contest entry

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#20
2020


Sooo, it's not the original... because the original had two I's in WIND... yep, the blonde was wearing her hair color tonight! Sigh. ;) Thanx for reading me anyway... ;)

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