Change me

Twilight dies, as day switches

With night, and

I’m left staring at my bedroom

Wall, wondering how the next

Day will arrange itself –

I wish this boring lump of

Lunar rock would hurry

Up, and trade places

With its better half

But that’s not likely to happen any

Time soon, so I’d better take

Control –

I’m no general, but I have some

Strategies to fast forward

Success; I would

 

Click my fingers and

All of the lights would

Burst into flame; and

Burning filaments wouldn’t be the

Only thing to flood

The space

 

Before me – in the throes

Of impatience, broken

Dreams would be swept

Under the carpet, making

 

Room for bright, shining plans, new

Agendas

 

Barely pausing

For breath, I’d

 

Tear up the familiar

Rugs beneath my feet –

Who cares for tradition anyway? With a

New, panelled, wooden

Floor, earlier failures would

Be easier to forget

 

But the memory of trees is

Not so easily undone

By the hasty spring clean of an

Uncertain son

 

The death of a beloved

Servant is precious

To him: so while I

Moan, he’s not waiting for

Anything to click

 

Running and jumping

Like flashes of lightning, his

Intentions are far less

Frightening: as

I waste time searching and

Driving

 

Below my horizon,

Genius is shining

 

Inspiration so brilliant, it’s

Worth the wait; so

Much better than an idea, he’s

Waiting to read the words between

The lines, for me

To stumble across the reasons

Why

 

He was

Building something beautiful

While I was messing with

Mud bricks

 

Light rises

It can’t be

Compared to forest fires

Or stars, or

Energy

 

This is what remains to

Lead my thoughts in the night

It’s annoying

That I can’t change which

Way it turns; but it can

Change me.

 

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