Elapse in Memory

Elapse in Memory

A Poem by Justin Littlefield

Cherish your youth, and cherish the present for in an instant it will perish and 'now' becomes 'the past'

How time stands still in the tender instant
Though does it pass, alas, so swift and sure
Anon, we will know it-- lost and distant
Mourn the death to of days, youth cannot endure

With wishes to forever have your hand
Through this pilgrimage to the promised land
Together, we'll outlast that stream of sand
Learning love no one else can understand

Should we not remain and wane worlds away
I promise never to relinquish hope
Though I may not be strong enough to cope
I know you'll make it there yourself someday

But o to see the truth to fallacy...
From in the umbra of my sentiments
How age exposed that foolish fantasy
While lying here, wondering where you went

I search through desert storms to grasp your hand
With saddened absence, madness vast expands
I cannot make it through the squalling sands
I can not take you to the promised land

© 2015 Justin Littlefield

Author's Note

Justin Littlefield
Thought it was about time I write something happy

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Great quote. I agree. Enjoy your youth. It will fly by very quickly. I like the desire and the description in the poem. If we are lucky. Good to repeat the good things in a life. Thank you for the excellent poetry.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on March 26, 2013
Last Updated on August 25, 2015
Tags: sonnet, shakespeare, iambic, pentameter, time, youth, memories, love, friendship, age


Justin Littlefield
Justin Littlefield

Las Vegas, NV

I'm Justin, 24 years old, out of Las Vegas, NV. I've been writing for as long as I can remember, it matured with me, became something entwined in my spirit. Reading almost any piece of mine you may de.. more..


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