Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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Draw The Curtain, Turn The Page...Close The Day...

Clear th' Stage
Draw th' Curtain
Down th' Lights
Turn th' page
Close th' Day

Ther' be nothing in this World to help me understand
Some shapes of Life that cast-out imperious shadows

Saw black crows, wings stretched...pointing skyward
Perched upon a gangly autumn tree branch......dying
Seven crow's, alas, but one was just a strange illusion
Leaving six, th' number etched upon Abbadons Beast

Watch a clock upon its wall...moves like snail on sand
Look away to savor life.....Time beats like Arrhythmia

An' what would you like to see in stone as yo'r epitaph
A Poet....A Muse.....or perhaps just a Soul of Gratitude

Then again, all in time...does it really matter any at all
When time does take us th' very same plane

This Game, this Rubics Cube........of understanding Life
Like a Passion Play with ballerina's...falling to the wood
Dark masques of pale white skin an' pink-lipped frowns
Over flesh........of pale white skin an' pink-lipped frowns

Sometimes our disguised visages, are reflecting mirrors
Yet, in th' end, when time an' we.....have far long passed
What does it matter what masques we passion

When time it comes, our time...ther' be no time to lobby
for more time to orchestrate a more auspicious outcome

Today should be th' Tomorrow we planned out Yesterday
Lifes' precious, ev'ry moment, still we need to know when

To Clear th' stage
Draw th' curtain
Down th' Lights
Turn th' Page
Close th' Day.

Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Edited: Friday, September 21, 2012

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