Squandered moments circle my mind
as hope in the distance reminds
my heart of better times
long before words of rhyme
dried on anything scribbled on.
A flame ignited years ago
has served my inner being
like snow caps mountains
lessons on paths of life
each moment gave new meaning
to survive strife.
Temporarily hope disappeared from time to time
leaving nothing but doubt
but a view of nature, beauty of flowers
quickly changed my mind
refreshed my heart.
Squandered moments develop from time to time
but I don’t believe life would be
any different without them
besides, it’s fun to swim naked
in a cesspool.