Rainbow showers of atoms and oxygen fill the air
We look to the heavens at the long-dead wonder
We hear nothing, no sound reaches our ears
Death is silent.
Birth in the cosmos goes unheard
Unlike the screams of mothers below
Will the child’s life be blessed?
Will the path he treads be smooth?
Will he find love to last a lifetime
Or is it all one big accident like colliding stars…
Do we meet a stranger to let fate lead us
Into a lifetime of indifference?
Should we take notice of those untimely collisions?
Walk on by, choose another unnamed for us
Is it heart or mind that leads us?
Do our eyes deceive us?
Is it beauty that blinds us to what should have been…
AFRAID OF TOMORROW
I am afraid of tomorrow, of what it might bring
Of a hunger for things unseen, yet unknown
A feeling that something interferes with your thoughts, your plans
That something watches, waiting for you to mess up
Take the wrong road.
Spend too much time on things that go nowhere.
There are days when the world around you
Feels as though it is made of treacle
Each step you take, your feet gather more of the sticky stuff
Until you feel as if you are wearing lead boots.
Tomorrow comes; the sun shines through your window
Birdsong filters through your sleeping mind.
Today you believe in angels
You put the lead boots in the cupboard
Open the window and let the new day in
Let the soft summer breeze carry yesterday’s dark thoughts away…