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A Triumphal March

A Triumphal March

written by: Bruce Levine

@brucelevine19

 

Time meanders
amid the deadly silence
Empty shadows cast
in blazing sunlight
As the clock ticks
but the hands remain still
Like a dead battery
while the pendulum swings
Awaiting answers
A simple response
balanced against the hand of fate
The future in an hourglass
Crystal clear
Sifting sand
A waiting game
Knowing the future is cast
in a new adventure
Pioneers seeking the Promised Land
Believing that the fate of destiny
is a matter of time awaiting resolution
Forecast by meteorologists
And the wind held at arm’s length
Yet a triumphal march
toward the future
Resolved and resolute
as the sea air
Waves cresting
against the hull of a schooner
Sails aloft
with the wind at their back
Racing toward fulfillment
and the land just over the horizon
Knowing the outcome
like a premonition
As certain of success
as blood flowing through veins
And the ocean waves
against the shore

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine, a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. Over three hundred of his works are published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Founder’s Favourites, Literary Yard; over thirty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. Six eBooks are available from Amazon. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce lives in New York with his dog, Gabi.
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