Poem: Life is a Short Movie

Looking back on a winter’s day

Life’s movie seems so short

Grey flannelled memories dance and sway

Snapshots of the past cannot be bought

The rain runs rivers down the window

Life’s movie seems so short

Dark forest horrors still move too slow

Like a running deer pursued for sport

Ladies came and lovers went

Life’s movie seems so short

The cancer cure was crooked and bent

And love’s sad death the cruellest sport

The children of men have now all gone

Life’s movie seems so short

Lost in a haze of another false song

With ageless hope the last resort

The world is old, the world is grey

Life’s movie seems so short

Lessons of life can’t be learned in a day

So I sit and let the image distort

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Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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