Days of Future Past (223 words = 306-83)
|My lover calls me. I cannot answer.
I lie beyond his reach.
He is the golden child, the rosy dawn.
O stone hearted Orb if you knew my plight!
I'd choose cold death to give him life.
Who are you to decide what is right!
Would you give me back the day
as if all this were but an illusion?
No way, I'm no longer confused.
I see the intricacies of the night
the charcoal greys and ultraviolets
the rays beyond a mortal's sight.
This is my future. I can see it now,
an infinity stretched before me
This is the person I've become
turning back would be a waste
I must go forward in this alien world
to find a new life... without haste.
There's time enough. There's always time.
Sky turns to a cool shade of ultramarine,
the stars aglow in violet. Just beyond the edge
of sight as lamps gutter I still see the light.
The pain has gone. I'm transformed.
Call me Evening Glory. I rule the night.
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[Late Lament - Graeme Edge]
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy spent
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion?
[A] "The Day Begins" ""The Day Begins" [A]"
[B] "Morning Glory" "Morning Glory [B]"
[C] "Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling" ""Dawn is a feeling" [C]"
[D] "The Morning: Another Morning" "Another Morning [D] "
[E] "Lunch Break: Peak Hour" "Lunch Break: Peak Hour [E]"
[F] "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" "Tuesday Afternoon [F]"
[G] "(Evening) Time to Get Away" "Evening, Time to Get Away [G]"
[H] "The Sunset" "The Sunset [H]"
[I] "Twilight Time" "Twilight Time [I]"
[J] "Nights in White Satin" "Nights in White Satin [J]"
"Late Lament / Resolvement"