Turning Pages.

Turning Pages.

A Poem by Bryan Sefton
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A history of catastrophe.

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The millennium's seen the worst of man.
Atrocities run beyond the gauge
But what has been will be again
It's just the turning of a page

The tyrant stands with bloodied hands
'I come in peace!' An old adage
It's been before, there's nothing new
It's just the turning of a page

Times of agony, loss and terror
Times that nothing can assuage
Times when mankind cried to heaven!
Is still the turning of a page

A cold world warms and comes to life
It's continents drift through many a stage
But, as with man, it too must die
Another turning of the page

Galaxies move as pre-ordained
Then each in turn is disengaged
Whatever next, chaos, collapse
Is just the turning of the page

I love the world the way it is
Me also as I reach old age
So if you would Lord, could you please
Keep your finger from the page?

© 2022 Bryan Sefton


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Good morning Bryan,
I came back to read another one of yours...I believe I have read nearly al of your works.
Yes, what a catastrophe this has been..
Loved your last few lines..
I love the world the way it is
Me also as I reach old age
So if you would Lord, could you please
Keep your finger from the page?
I feel the same way...
Lisa, drying figs from our huge tree in our air fryer

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bryan Sefton

3 Months Ago

What an interesting life you lead, Lisa.. From early morning coffees to fig drying afternoons. Many.. read more
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Lisasview

3 Months Ago

You are most welcome.. Hoping you might find time to read some of my poems..if you are interested.read more



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The repetition works so well here Bryan. I have been fortunate as I have not lived in times where our country has been directly attacked, like my parents and grandparents did. I count my lucky stars. Having said that, when you look at the history of the world and the conflicts over time, it does make you shudder. Yes, it has been catastrophic.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


A solemn and sombre message one filled with hopefulness and undertones of thanksgiving.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Another excellent write of yours Bryan. It rings so, so true. In my library now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Take care my friend.
Richard

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bryan Sefton

3 Months Ago

Thank you Richard. I think we are in the midst of one
hell of a catastrophe at the moment. If.. read more
Good morning Bryan,
I came back to read another one of yours...I believe I have read nearly al of your works.
Yes, what a catastrophe this has been..
Loved your last few lines..
I love the world the way it is
Me also as I reach old age
So if you would Lord, could you please
Keep your finger from the page?
I feel the same way...
Lisa, drying figs from our huge tree in our air fryer

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bryan Sefton

3 Months Ago

What an interesting life you lead, Lisa.. From early morning coffees to fig drying afternoons. Many.. read more
This comment has been deleted by the poster.
Lisasview

3 Months Ago

You are most welcome.. Hoping you might find time to read some of my poems..if you are interested.read more

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