Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

LIFE’S CHALLENGE ( 2005 ) 2013/04/17


 

When a flower drops its petals

and its seeds are blown away

And its dry stalks tremble, break

to drop and lie amidst decay,

When a tall tree bends its wide limbs

and its leaves are swept away

Seeking safe and sheltered haven

hence await another day,

When a dream still waits unbidden

as the years have caused delay

And the hopes that fill a young mind

through the years have gone astray

When a heart that’s old and mellow

beats its last and sad farewell

Searching for the final hospice

where the soul at peace may dwell,

When the aims of every lifetime

falter, tarry and dispel

Knowing soon the battle’s over

and its goals have too short fell,

There among these winter feelings

where the hurt will rise and swell,

Face that fleeting day of anger,

sally forth and chance rebel.

 

2 Responses to “LIFE’S CHALLENGE ( 2005 )”

  1. davidbennedup Says:

    I really like this poem.

    Like


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