Saturday, December 10, 2011

The years run by

The years run by, and by, and always by:
now all my time’s an endless searching dream;
and like a nightmare searching dream―where I
will search, and hope, and follow any gleam,

yet never find the something that I seek,
nor comprehend the reason for my quest ―
my hopes are few, my outlook black and bleak,
for nowhere find I solace, peace, or rest.

Each thing I touch does spill, or die, or break;
my work unravels; voice and words decay;
my heart is naught but one perpetual ache
as each one takes, then turns his face away.

And yet the days and years run by, and by;
Time is twisted, and all is gone awry.
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