Passing Time – Free Verse – May 30, 2015

passing spring

passing spring

trundling down a country road –
sweet perfumed air and waving grass –
I came upon a tumbling ruin
and thought of how all springs pass
imagining when it never stood
that house which once held happiness
the sound of children on the steps
a Christmas morning
a funeral wake …
Ah – how time passes so rapidly
like a ride in a country road
a ruined home went whizzing past
leaving nothing, but my photograph
and a ghost of an
imagined life.

© G.s.k. 15

Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond

22 thoughts on “Passing Time – Free Verse – May 30, 2015

  1. I agree with Dell….I especially like those last two lines too 🙂 And I appreciate that you added that musical reference…, that really does conjure up images of someone walking through an abandoned house!!


  2. I waited just a tad to long to get some old photo’s identified… and now there is no one left…
    Hopefully I’ll be able to piece some of the information together. But I was just reminded by another family member how much the area that a part of the family came from has changed so much that it is almost no longer recognizable.

    Time at least with some photos save the shadows of what was and to imagine as you say all that may have gone on. Lovely write.


    • Thanks Jules for sharing this with me … time passes, and in our epoch really very rapidly, maybe a little slower here in Europe, but in the USA the constant building and tearing down is mind-boggling! At least some shadows as you can say may stir the imagination helping us to remember what was or what may have been. And thanks for the compliment too!

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