This Too Shall Pass

When the dark is at it’s deepest,
And all its terrors doth amass,
Know that daylight merely sleepest,
And this too shall pass,
And when the dawn shines on the meadow,
And lights the dew upon the grass,
Know that it still casts a shadow,
And this too shall pass,
When your heart is gripped by sorrow,
Rended by a raw crevasse,
Know healing hides in some, “Tomorrow,”
And this too shall pass,
When your foe is hard upon you,
And his cutlass doth harass,
Know courage is demanded from you,
And this too shall pass,
Know that even love is measured,
By your time and so, alas,
Know your love is deeply treasured,
But this too shall pass,
Know the clock will tick from birth,
Until you’re laid beneath the grass,
Your time is brief upon this earth,
And this too shall pass,
And know even this precious sphere,
Lit by its burning ball of gas,
Will one day live its final year,
And this too shall pass. 

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 27th Feb 2021 16:33

Thanks Kev, glad you liked it. Have you published yet mate? I've been meaning to ask for a while but keep forgetting, that's a book I'd love to own.

J. x

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kJ Walker

Sat 27th Feb 2021 07:32

One of your very best Jason.
Definitely a keeper.

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 26th Feb 2021 22:48

Thanks Chelsea, that's one of the most heartwarming and the most touching comments I've ever read, it's really put a smile on my face, to the extent that even if no-one else had liked it or said anything about it, I wouldn't have cared (Although I'm glad they did 😁), but it would have been worth it just to read your comment and hear your memories. All things eventually pass, but as a very wise person once said, "Don’t cry because it’s gone, smile because it happened." ❤❤❤

J. x

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Chelsea Crossman

Fri 26th Feb 2021 16:11

Jason, this is beautiful.
This captures something everyday me can connect to, everyone can relate to and everyone can hold on to.
My mother always said “this too shall pass” as a child they became simple words because she often said them but she was never wrong. It’s important to remember that while your here you worries are fleeting and the time you devote to freedoms the more time you’ll have. Thank you for a stroll down memory lane with my mother

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Chelsea Crossman

Fri 26th Feb 2021 16:11

Jason, this is beautiful.
This captures something everyday me can connect to, everyone can relate to and everyone can hold on to.
My mother always said “this too shall pass” as a child they became simple words because she often said them but she was never wrong. It’s important to remember that while your here you worries are fleeting and the time you devote to freedoms the more time you’ll have. Thank you for a stroll down memory lane with my mother

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 17th Feb 2021 22:17

Thank you both so much, it's encouraging to know, what with this illness I'd started to doubt whether I'd write anything again.

J. x

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Stephen Atkinson

Wed 17th Feb 2021 19:49

Just your usual top standard poetry Jason 🌈

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 17th Feb 2021 17:39

This is a great poem. Worth waiting for, I think!

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 17th Feb 2021 15:30

Thanks John, glad you liked it. I have started on one that's deeply personal, but can't seem to get near to finishing it, which is unusual for me, normally it's a pretty quick affair, this one took about twenty minutes in comparison. Mind you, the idea's been knocking round inside my head for a couple of days. ❤

J. x

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John Coopey

Wed 17th Feb 2021 14:47

Excellent poem, Jason. Well worth the “dry spell”.

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 17th Feb 2021 14:33

Thanks Kimberly, I've had a bit of a dry spell just recently, I suppose I just felt I had nothing to say. Plus it's been a bit hectic here, ha, life eh?
So it's nice to tentatively, "Climb back on the horse," so to speak.

J. x

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kimberly

Wed 17th Feb 2021 14:18

Such a timeless poem, Jason. One for keeps.

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