Inspired by Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet"


I Was Given

I was given a book a long time ago
Reading has now become rather slow
Behind every beautiful word of gold
I can sense some kind of cold
The story I'm reading is soon out of age
Not last word yet, I'm turning the page

I was given a room and evicted 'gainst my will
Nice and warm but gives me less thrill
The tubes in the plumbing are rusty and weak
Soon I expect there will be some leak
The windows are dirty and dim for the sight
Not all dark yet, there's still some light.

I was given a road to walk and to travel
Sometimes it's even but often with gravel
Facing the crossroads questions arise
Without any answers I just throw the dice
'Neath the lily of the valley I rest my head
Not road's end yet, it's waiting ahead

Copyright © 2008 Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved




Poetry by Göran Gustafsson
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Written on 2014-09-07 at 22:48

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Nicely lyrical. Excellent use of the journey as a symbol of living. We never know what's ahead or around the bend in the road.
2014-09-10


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We've all had doubts and each person must come to their own conclusion. Great inspiration from a great song.
2014-09-08