B.. Alexander


Summer - Poem by B.. Alexander

Happiness at what price
Is it wrong to question something so long in coming
And now finally material, should I not worry
Of the cost, or the future it may afford me
If I am to sustain this pearly present

Is it wrong to expect an ending
Or a faltering or failing
Of a feeling that I'm truly feeling fully
And only for the first time

But it's my wrongs that I do cling to
When the joy is over-cast by sadness
It's the questioning that lets me carry on
Brings me some hope; that things may change

Happiness at what price, then
Now I am happier than I have ever been before
But on what fault-lines does this building stand
How strong are these foundations
Can it really take my weight?

And like the summer that I've been waiting on
Now, this happiness could last or it could crash
So I do try to love it and to make the most
But like this summer, it could turn and leave me bitter
Oh I am right to be worried
When I know what I have done
So I will take a coat with me
When I go down to the beach

And wrong or right, I want this thing to last
This happiness, this summer, this loving light
And wrong or right, I'll work to make it last
This happiness, this summer, this loving light

(2007)


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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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