Another Day, Another Poem

This is a poem that was inspired when I was walking past the floating harbour in Bristol and there was the most beautiful sunset over the water.  But because it was about half past five everyone was so busy bustling home that I was the only person who stopped and looked at it and, to me, that seemed a shame.

A Race Against Time

Young boy on his way to school

Silently raises his head.

“Mother, can I climb the trees?”

No time, no time” she said.

Young man and his lady friend

Rise from their warm bed.

“Let us walk amongst the trees.”

“No time, no time” she said.

Businessman on his way to a meeting

Watches the sky turn red.

“See the sunset over the trees.”

“No time, no time” they said.

Death walks in with scythe and hourglass,

Come to collect the dead.

“Wait; let us stand and look at the trees!”

“No time, no time” he said.

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