Lily's Poem

Poets 3


Together we grow as the years flitter by

Blink of an eye our seconds swing past

Memories forming in our wake.

We must treasure, trust our future together.


Tendons in our collective body break

Straining to take strife off times unsettled.

Like clouds we'll drift and thunder together



Too many times we take it for granted:

Love between consciousnesses imperfect, unlined

To what was perceived a true family.

Emotion, a loaded cartridge to release when

Nature tolls her bell.


Threshold to glory is misty insight,

Your influence, my action, our future tonight

Will alter with a word, may Chance have her way

And turn those dusks of feeling into dawns of a new day.


© By Lily Massey, Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate