THE TRICK OF TIME

The trick of time does us no wrong,
Only justice does it wield;
For fate itself is but sublime,
And life a narrow shield.

To close the door on all things past
Indeed is blind men's fare;
For everything we do will last,
Aware or unaware.

Our yesterdays are never past,
Forgotten or dismissed;
When curtains of days gone by are drawn,
A memory still exists.

So let us take each memory
And treat it with utmost care,
For if we search inside our souls,
We'll find that truth is there.

Copyright 1976 Ruth Gillis

Published in Poetry Plus October 1994

 

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