Treasure Island

Alfred Barna


Just Enough Time


We exchange our lives
Trying to pay for all the things that mean so little
Moments of fragile wings
On a butterfly so brilliant and brittle
Working to provide
For the daily cares of body and of home
Worrying all the while
‘Though too soon the children old an grown
Leaving us to museum
The moments that made our family real
More precious than the Louvre
You are each breath that I feel

I know our time is brief
That old Vagabond and thief
I turn to kiss you
Sensing every star that shines above you
I know there’s just enough time
To say that I Love You
Just enough time
To say I Love You

We spend hours just
Trying to purchase a second of leisure
But that instant of time
It is that, our hearts and souls measure
The day-to-day slips on by
Waiting for no one, but wind and rain
You are the harbor I seek
Through all the sorrows and the pain
I see so may empty eyes
Passing by me, down the street
It makes me feel grateful
As I sojourn through, so complete

I know our time is brief
That old Vagabond and thief
I turn to kiss you
Sensing every star that shines above you
I know there’s just enough time
To say that I Love You
Just enough time
To say I Love You

Submitted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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This one will be for Valerie, my Valentine.

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