Maurice Harris

Rookie - 112 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Until The Day Is Done Poem by Maurice Harris


Any days rife with anger are long-since gone;
Remaining behind is hurt and confusion, long-lingering, since its dawn!
Love, alone, should've been enough for reasoned thought to follow,
Believe, I do, the mantra: 'always tell the truth...', your words are hollow!

Long gone too, any want for vengeance:
God shall allow for you to serve your penance!
Your futile attempt to prove me guilty, proved you to be such,
Though perhaps deserving of punishment, penal-may be too much!

Self-guilt, served with a helping of inner-shame shall, I believe, suffice,
Though, a taste of your bitter medicine, I think, at times, to be nice!
You have implied in the past that, perhaps I love thee not sufficiently-
It appears though, that you were the one loving deficiently!

If anyone need prove anything, to anyone,
It is you, to me and all others! I await thee dear, until the day is done!

Maurice Harris,17 January 2008

Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Edited: Thursday, October 29, 2009

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