An Elegy to Future May
When I gazed upon the looking glass
I saw all things that will come to pass,
Myself, I see you and you see me.
I only hope you've no regrets
Of who you were [I am] and what you are
----what I will be in years to come ----
I see the sun is setting for you:
Eyes sparkle though cheeks droop,
The head is crowned with gray tufts
----clouds in the sky on a rainy day ----
The mind is filled with mem'ries and noble thoughts,
The heart is rolled and scratched, a ball of red wax
Played infinitely by a child lost.
Your candlestick fingers gnarled from work,
I admire you, my dear woman-self,
For no love's labour ever was lost.
I looked into the looking glass,
Looked so much deeper than what I thought.
I write from the past,
Speak of things I see and saw.
Life is a Mystery, is it not?
We know it,
Past, Present, Future ---- I.
Life is Wonderful and we're given a lot.
Have no shame in dire old age,
You've done your all and missed no page
From the book that Fates decreed.