Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 155
Thoughts before Dawn



















Thought about the values

That stipulate the way

You hold yourself in public

And play your cards each day.

Those building blocks of character

The templates in your psych,

The friction points of weakness

That wake you in the night.


Thought about the substance

That binds you to your way

The strengths and the failings

That motivate your day.

Enigmatic factors,

The quirks in your soul

Which endear you to some

But leave others quite cold.


Thought about loving

And loathing and pride,

And the great depths of sorrow

We carry inside.

The reluctance to face

The resentments of sin

With selective amnesia

We nurture within.


Thought about birth

With it's promise and joy,

Thought about death

As finality's ploy

Laughed at the memory

Of your smiling face

And squirmed with discomfort

In an old lies disgrace.


Thought about leaving

But decide to stay,

Thought about praying

Buy what would I say ?

I decided to sit

And contemplate life

With it's myriad fantasies,

Pleasures and strife.


I Thought about you

With a smile on your face,

So I'll ponder awhile

In this pleasant place.

I'll sit and remember

The happiness spared

In that thin whisp of timeframe

That mother fate shared.




19 July 2009



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