Wide eyed youth, out, in

running happily outside

life’s cares pushed aside

 

The tide is wide and

full of energy, out, in

People are tired

 

Adults mired in grief

the loss of so many done

before they can rest

 

Watch the swamp, quicksand.

Audible cries for help and

nothing to be done!

 

The life is full of

unsolvable problems so

the happy ending

 

is where? In the Tide

that is so wide, where shall I abide?

Is there not a guide?

 

Narrow hallways and

old age pushed in a corner

unaided, unseen

 

The tide is wide

full of memory, in, out,

to a life well lived.

 

And death will wash sand

the footprints dissapear, but

unseen they’re still there?

 

Butterflies flutter,

effects unknown, in, out, and

youth will always run

 

free

 

Moira Levant © May 4 2018

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