Life goes on

Five short poems on a theme.



There are many shades of darkness

but the darkest

is the glitter in your eyes.


Hold back the waves of sleep,

wash away the falling veil,

for in the shadows, I still want to see

the empty space once filled with you.


Ash from the last fire

blows in dark, cosmic winds

with the glint of silver stardust

and the moon’s tears

mingled with my own.


Last sorrows fading with the light,

In the tree a blackbird sings,

Leaves blow in any wind.

One foot at a time,

One breath on another,

The hand reaches for the cup,

Life goes on.


Last dry leaf rustles,

crisp cold crackling,

a summer memory clinging,

till winter storm strips,

spring buds swelling,

life always and ever,

just beneath the skin.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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