Broken Window Pane









She stares out a broken window-pane.
"If I only knew now what I knew then!" 
Once she was young, brash and quite vain:
She had life by the balls (not to mention the men).
There was a time she defied her fate, 
But there's no more need to pretend.
A glance at the clock: it's half-past Too Late --
-- and a quarter until The End.

Somehow Life slipped past her guard.
So much happened. (She didn't know when.)
"Why is everything always so hard?"
How many times starting over again?
Life would get better, if she could just wait.....
But there's no more need to pretend.
A glance at the clock: it's half-past Too Late --
-- and a quarter until The End.

She narrows her eyes and wells up her rage.
(She'd rather attack than defend.)
She wrote the book; can recite the page. 
Now join in the Chorus of "Unfair Amens!"
But sagging Weariness overwhelms Hate, 
And there's no more need to pretend.
A glance at the clock: it's half-past Too Late --
-- and a quarter until The End.

There was a Time, when Hope was so Great....
But there's no more need to pretend.
A glance at the clock: it's half-past Too Late --
-- and a quarter until The End.









2 comments:

Marg Marshall said...

So, so sad. Breaks my heart.

Marg Marshall said...

So, so sad. Breaks my heart.