PoetryPause Blog – Matthew Ashbrook

Archive for April, 2016

Hope’s Last Days

by on Apr.25, 2016, under Poetry

Hope Pensive

She’s loud and demanding
But this I forgive –
For the lumps have returned,
And she’s not long to live.

She’s pensive these days
As she watches and waits;
Unaware of the hand
That’s been dealt by her fate.

Or maybe she knows,
Who knows a dog’s mind?
Who knows if she knows
Of her damaged design.

For now she is back
On the meds and the care
For as long as she has
Of these lives that we share.

Our roles now reversed
For her ride to the end;
As she’s been to man,
I’ll be her best friend.

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Another Voice

by on Apr.12, 2016, under Poetry

Don’t look now. Here it comes.
Tomorrow’s comin’ ‘round.
Keep your eye on eastern skies
For that is where it’s found.

It’s likely to be just the same
As the day that’s passing by;
You’ll rise and live the life you’ve led,
For changing you’ll deny.

The favorite shirt, the favorite jeans,
The hellos and goodbyes;
The edge worn off of everything,
A life homogenized.

In comfort where familiar’s found,
Predictably routine;
The rhythm of a steady pulse
Avoids the unforeseen.

Every day another chance
To make another choice;
Listen to the winds that blow
And hear another voice.

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