Colin Coplin

Rookie - 107 Points (Australia)

Before The Final Curtain Falls - Poem by Colin Coplin

Sitting in an hour glass, counting grains of sand
Turned upside down, to repeat the cycle once again
9 to 5 are odd numbers, a routine to the power of ten
Hunger pains scratch at your insides, Must be more for the common man

So you plan for the day, you'll turn the page over
Rewrite your life on your own terms
Try to second guess, every step to your future
Fear locks you down, yet your hunger still burns

Tired of splitting up the sunlight, just to see new colors form
Life has questions still unanswered, you need to solve a few of them
(Life is full of questions needing answers, I need to solve a few of them)

Staying here will only retard you, Seconds quickly turn into years
Before you know it, life is over, All that's left to count, is tears

Every year moves ever faster, another one has come and gone
You haven't moved, but now your older, still in your hour glass alone

Help, God help me, if I stay, I've wasted eternity
Second guessing what's right for me
Move, got to move now, take a bow, before the final curtain falls

Advice my father gave to me
When I was balanced on his knee
And saw the world through younger eyes
He spoke of life in his own times

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Copyright Colin Coplin 2012

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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