Friday, 12 July 2013

A Tear In Time's Eye

Whatever life throws at us, be sure love will always have the last word. As for those less enlightened folks among the heterosexual majority who (still) dare suggest gay people don’t know the ‘real’ meaning of that word …well, love doesn’t discriminate along lines of colour, creed, sex or sexuality so we gay men and women, boys and girls, have no case to answer.

This poem is a villanelle.


Love never says ‘goodbye’
but bids us farewell
though a tear in time’s eye

If passion’s well seems dry,
no dreams left to tell…
love never says ‘goodbye’

Let’s not ask its reasons why
but work love’s spell…
though a tear in time’s eye

Though summer flowers cry
for the end of fairytale,
love never says ‘goodbye’

World in ruins, we can but try
to stay true to it all…
though a tear in time’s eye

Death’s command, we’ll defy
even as we heed its call;
love never says ‘goodbye’
though a tear in time’s eye

Copyright R. N. Taber 2009

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