Treasure Island

Charles McMullen

(24th March 1955 / Eastleigh, Hampshire.)

Mr Dolce Vita!


Over and above the fear of death,
Is the sweetness of drawing breath.
Stay with me oh spirit of mine,
Help me follow the straight and narrow line.

I will loose my humility and crawl,
But I will always listen to nature's calls.
Try not to falter when I fall,
Hold me up that I may stand tall.

Man does not live by bread alone,
But by something deep in the marrow of his bone.
By delving an empty chamber in his heart,
Silently he may, of his emotions, chart.

As some grow old their words are less,
They cause less ripples - worth a bless.
So better to live the calmer life,
Than to carry on with storm and strife.

Over and above the fear of death,
Is the sweetness of drawing breath.
Stay with me oh soul of mine,
Help me follow the straight and narrow line!

Submitted: Monday, August 08, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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