Future Fears
Lost hope in hearts,
Fouled by wrong deeds,
Left cold from the touch,
With just words to believe.
Our hands slipped apart,
Tears washed my soul,
Friends with the lonely,
A voice known from old.
Got caught in a snow drift,
Waded riverbank floods,
Burned live in the fires
To reach my beloved.
Trudging a journey,
Looking for lights,
Smoke from the chimneys –
A signal of life.
Poised at the gate,
My courage takes flight,
Afraid of the future,
I flee in the night.
©Philip Holden

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