Borrowed Time

Twisted roots that prove the ground

Penetrate without a sound

Sure foundation, forged in earth

Tree prophetic –pending birth

  ~

Branches beckon, clothed in leaves

Hide both truth and what deceives

Oak, birch, cedar, twisted vine-

Even they live borrowed time

  ~

Disease and tumour plot their way

Dismantling life, through dark decay

Old in season, young in prime

Both holding out on borrowed time

 ~

 Summer comes to such a thrill

Leaves, rich green in chlorophyll

Masked in traditional colour green-

The leaves’ real colour remains unseen

Those ‘true’ colours –brown, gold and red

Are only seen, when the leaf is dead;

Then all too late we see the crime

And the clock still ‘ticks’ – on borrowed time

  ~

‘Welcome shade from the burning sun

A place to rest when the day is done

A space where hope and fear entwine

Gently poised on borrowed time

  ~

And so our progress, fast or slow-

Means nothing if we too don’t grow!

However high we choose to climb

We’re all still living – borrowed time.

 ~

Yesterday, is gone and past

It offered much –that didn’t last

But that is not a tragedy-

It’s simply how it’s meant to be

Today’s new mountain-

(Is) there to climb

“Cape Diem” – Borrowed Time!

….

                                                                   (C) Danny Scott                  

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