Poetry Blog by keith jeffries (Sep 2020)

The Layers of Age

The Layers of Age

 

I feel the layers of age as I draw each breath

every movement is a reminder of years past

I am crouched through frailty and surgery

my body aches intermittently with each twist and turn

Life is slowing down quite perceptibly

but I worry not about this inevitable process

My mind and soul are still invigored

temptation still attracts carnal desires

T...

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A New Love

A New Love  (dedicated to the Eternal city of Rome)

 

My old loves have fallen

from grace

No longer do they hold a

place

They have been relegated

to times past

For a new lover beckons

at last

 

He has always had a 

place in my heart

And this is from 

the very start

I considered him to be 

out of reach

Like a sand castle on 

a crumblling beach

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Shake off the Dust

Shake off the Dust

 

For those who seek personal aggrandizement at your expense

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who smile at your face then cheat you

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who befriend you and then stab you in the back

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who ...

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Nothing is Lost

Nothing is Lost

 

We play the smallest part in life

briefly we are here to live and be

From birth to death our print is made

then only to disappear, but not to die

For death is final and has no home here

to see is not to love, but to know is

What we cannot see remains with us

in memories of heart and mind

Both of which cannot be turned into dust

nothing is lost for...

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