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Fall In Springtime

Falling through memories of my life as they pass my eyes
Gasping out my soul and loud my heart cries
Words that forecast my demise cannot not be taken back
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you?

The sun has come at last to play with shadows and light
That give texture to our days, no longer long the night
Darkness is beng chased away, see the darling buds of May
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you?

Look now around regard the blooms that herald life, not decay
Birds are nesting ready for life in the eggs they lay
Not no renewed life ahead for me this year
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you?

Embracing life won’t cease though strength is dimmed
Tending garden will be still my love, colours riot untrimmed
My soul weeps to know I might not see fruit born
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you?

Flowers that jostle for attention, blooms both bright and subtle
Will outlive my journey on this earth, travels I would glad redouble
Trees will grow and bear their fruit which may I live to taste
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you?

I will continue to shine as the sun, glow like the moon and stars
My smile will still embrace the world it will never stray afar
From my lips, though sadness may occasion my eyes to tears
Tell me friend, does Fall in Spintime frighten you?

Love will be my gift to those who walk my way wherever it leads
My heart will still hold close those I treasure and need
Still yearn for love’s secrets shared, the bond unsaid
Tell me friend, does Fall in Springtime frighten you

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Book Review: Calamity Joe by Brendan Constantine

A compulsive read! Brendan Constantine’s wit and pain are evident in this, his latest book of poetry. His next, Dementia Darling, is out in the spring.
The book is written as a dream sequence, showing vivid imagination in describing his childhood memories. The book has ‘rooms’ in which poems address us, the readers or the past in metaphor. There are clever internal rhymes within lines and the world we live in is at times seemingly mocked yet remains true. The narrator is the fictitious Calamity Joe who works in a laboratory. Constantine has a ┬áremarkable gift to surprise and captivate. Calamity Joe will not disappoint.
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Chrissie Morris Brady