Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 16,716 Points (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Ph: Life: Future Shock - Poem by Brian Johnston

The future seems so hard at times
Although it's answered prayer
Unfolding futures
Offer no previews,
Are innately mysterious
Have their own rhythm and perfume,
Always leave us guessing.
The future is like a developing cloud
That can build into a thunderhead
Complete with lightning flashes
Or color an evening sky
With rainbow like diffractions of light
Calming jagged nerves.

Always a partner in marriage,
I await my bride at the altar of time,
Whether the music playing be ecstatic or a dirge
The organist has been paid,
The wedding guests have gathered
And many lives await our denouement.

Do I love her? Good question!
Like a tsunami approaching the shore
She rushes landward,
As unstoppable as a tide,
How can man say no to lunar phases?
And the future also has its moods,
Blushing like a girl you just kissed,
Withdrawn like forgotten birthday.
But when she nestles in your arms
You can feel her softly purring,
Motor running, she belongs to you.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
January 30,2016

Comments about Ph: Life: Future Shock by Brian Johnston

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/30/2016 3:03:00 PM)

    Superb, Nicely written, Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 30, 2016

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