An Old Oil Lamp Poem by JJ Evendon

An Old Oil Lamp



An old oil lamp discarded in a locked cupboard room
lies covered in cobwebs next to a worn out broom.
Spiders and mice have long since gone.
The consequence of being left in the dark for so long.
A 'relic' from a bygone Victorian past
now time layered dust hides its once polished brass.
Add oil and a light from a match's spark
and a flame would rise and lighten its accustom dark.
Should power fail and leave you in the dark and cold,
there's always the oil lamp that's nearly two hundred years old.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: time
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