Friday, February 10, 2012

Contemplating Moments from the Bank of a Brook


They hover momentarily
Infinite breaths of possibility
Before slipping over the edge
Joining the rush of weightless centuries
Past

Inexperience begins its lessons
In a fresh generation
Of eager-eyed adolescence
Greedy with desire to experience
Life

…and all I am able to do
Is marvel at our ability
To repeat its bitter mistakes
Even with history’s mirror of
Consequence

© Janet Martin

2 comments:

  1. I prefer to call them bitter-sweet :-), makes me feel better.

    Another beauty, Janet. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. yes, bitter-sweet for sure...and ever the patient teacher:)

    Thank-you and have a lovely week-end.

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