Winter Smoke

WinterSmoke

WINTER SMOKE

We have all seen it

Have all heard it before

Standing outside

The crowd

Armed with just our cigarettes

And our dreams

As the snow falls down

Upon some ancient city

Lost somewhere

A decade or so ago

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Into The Great Unknown, September, 2024

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9/2024

INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN

Mankind and

Civilizations really

Don’t mix

They have tried

It over & over

Now all dead

Or now all shit

And so here we go again

Into the great unknown

Remember

To bring your lunch

And your soul

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II . The Broken Hymn

The Broken Hymn

THE BROKEN HYMN

In praise we must celebrate

(something)

Of the dead leaves

The cold air

The fallen oak

We

Who have passed

From this world and into

The next

The next poem, the next

Season the next affair

Who lay down upon the

Memories of old lovers

And lost friends

Who hear the voices

Of evening’s memory

In broken silences

In broken hymns

Who disappear into the

Darkest night and

Never return

Again

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I. Of Memories And Days Past … Wisdom & Truth

The Journal of 2046

WISDOM

 

When I was a child I asked my Grandfather too many questions

Mostly about life.

And one day, I asked him a very strange question and I said;

“Grandpa?”

After the world is gone

After all the towers, all the cities

All the buildings have fallen

Do you think there will be any of us

Anyone any -thing left?

My Grandfather, looking a bit bemused,

Took another smoke from his pipe

Exhaled and then quietly said

“Yes”

There will always be 3 things left

And they have always remained the same

Love

Dust

Magic

And of course,

There will always be

“Words”

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TRUTH

Everything

Is still

Everything

The words

Are still

Everything

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ASHES

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Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
~ Robert Frost

ASHES

The world died

So young

And then vanished

Like love

And only left the

Words behind

In its wake

That in the light

Only the dead can see

In the dark

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September, 2030 ~ The Future Is …

whiskey

Q.

The Future is Coming

“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.”

— Virginia Woolf, Diaries (January 18, 1915)

What Are You Going To Do ?

A:

I think I’ll have another glass of whiskey

And surrender