Although change is imminent, and the roads are written before us - we can always take a shortcut. -- "Watch the world go by - then catch up!" -- 4th March 2011.

A remnant.

Remnants are recognised, they are still our homes,
Folded into society that only the forgotten know.
Like a sublime spirit, pendulate side by side,
Require to make the night tired, and don't just try.

Prevail to the age of tear sodden attire,
"Something beautiful indeed, sire."

I still recognise after all the years of turmoil,
That those around you will always stay loyal.
A face of benevolance, fixing into the eyes of death,
Grimacing at the last of us, taking its final breath.

"Only if I were to go" said the sire,
"But with a smile gone, so has our fire".

Refining the perfection, even the homeless can own,
Troubled minds still hang about, they can't let go.
Like an impulse, run that forbidden road,
Just make sure you cant ever be followed.

"Watch the world go by - then catch up!"

Poetry by John Ashleigh
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Written on 2011-03-04 at 17:23

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Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Very well written
Thanks for sharing
Your friend

This is a thoughtful written poem with a beautiful rythm, almost like text in a song. Very good job!

A thought provoking read, lovely word - pendulate!

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written , keep it writing , mate.

Ferenc Inigo Beck
Inspiring to hope.

Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
good write, John...

"then catch up".....if they let you


A spark of inspiration and
a garden of crafted lines -
this exudes poetic excitement.

hey John, great piece