When Did it Get This Late?


When did it get this late?


When did it get this late?

Why are there no leaves on the trees?

No marigolds and lilies in the garden!

Where did the day go?

In the remembering, I forgot its passing.

Time does not forgive the wandering mind.

Why the world of hate?

There was a time when youth gave promise.

When eyes glowed with love and wonder.

Who am I here in shadows?

A man who cannot forget a cluttered past,

The smiles mixing with the flow of tears.

How to reconcile now and then?

With words scribbled on borrowed time

And the dreams yet lingering on the pen.


Billy Ray Chitwood – February, 2015

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http://www.goo.gl/fuxUA (Independent Author Network – IAN)


http://facebook.com/billyray.chitwood (Main FB page)

http://facebook.com/billyrayscorner (My books and ‘like’ page)



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