Here On Time

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    Here On Time

     

    My love for beauty’s done me in,

    Deception started in my eyes;

    I thought no beauty e’er could sin,

    Sardonic smiles at my surprise.

     

    My love for music stole my ear

    Once I forgot the secret staff,

    Tuneless, lost such harmony I fear,

    I’m now left tortured by her laugh.

     

    My love for sugar cost my tongue,

    Sweet treats coating every bud,

    Saved not by some bell unrung,

    Bitter seeps on sorrow’s flood.

     

    My love for french curves’s left me blind,

    Couldn’t keep my boundaries straight;

    Now my stumbling staggers find

    I’m here on time, yet still, too late.

     

    My love for fetishes expose

    I’m not the noble, nor the proud;

    My judges all gaze down the nose,

    Midst disapprovals loud.

     

    My love for money’s left me broke,

    So vested was that search,

    I envy now the simpler folk,

    Who found riches while at church.

     

    Alas, alas, my love of life,

    Has proved the fatal bane for me,

    My heart’s bled out on passion’s rife,

    And robbed me of eternity.

     

    So, let my wake be beautiful,

    Let song sung cake crumbs sweet

    Let nubiles grieve all dutiful,

    Whilst they prance yon golden street.


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    carynontherhine commented on Here On Time

    11-29-2010

    Wow, this is deep. Awesome!! Lustful desires only last usually short term. I love the part about money. Yep, this is me. He lusted also for it and in the end wished he was of the common folk whom find riches in the spirit. What would I like to have? never want for money again or to have spirituality. I would have to think about that. All aside this is an amazing look into reality . Hugz

    HarverTomsson

    11/29/2010

    Fortunate is the person who wants what they need and nothing else. Most of us think we need what we merely want. Harv

    NevillePark commented on Here On Time

    11-29-2010

    I love your willingness to obey the cadence of every rhyme. I have a picture of you perhaps - -you're like me, probably wait for the green walk signal while the rest of the city walks on in deference asserting their" right" to individuality. Nice one.

    HarverTomsson

    11/29/2010

    Visit enough of my poetry, and you'll see that I exert my fredom from rhyme. But for me, poetry must obery a cadent pulse and flow, otherwise, it is merely metaphoric prose. Harv

    FordLove commented on Here On Time

    11-26-2010

    Man I can't wait til I reach your level. Keep it coming.

    HarverTomsson

    11/26/2010

    You're on your way. It's all inside oyu, just let it out. Harv

    blackfootlady commented on Here On Time

    11-23-2010

    This is a Wonderful write Friend.I loved the verse about riches being found at church.Very Well done-God Bless-Black

    HarverTomsson

    11/23/2010

    The trick is to not become undone by the very things we crave. IMHO Harv

    Hampton commented on Here On Time

    11-18-2010

    A superb write with silken flow....................................Hampton

    HarverTomsson

    11/18/2010

    Thank you, Hampton.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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