THE PRESENT AND THE PAST

If I can take the merest weight off

shoulders that bear so much;

If I can touch you and, with that touch

bring out the light that I see so clearly;

 

If, as a bard the tales I spin create

an image no one else has seen,

and bring a startled look to faces

and change minds made up

till now,

perhaps you will see yourself

through those eyes

and mine, and know

that the present can belie the past.

Ellie Ferejohn Maziekien

4/2/2000


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