A Life

Shelby Minick 1995 (Fairfax, VA)



In deepest solitude I sit,
My mind begins to stray
To thoughts of years in distant past
And coming future days.

The past lies just beyond my reach
And aching, my heart yearns
To live again those moments fair,
Those lessons to re-learn.

But fading memories of those days
Melt deep into the mist
Of Time’s dark chasm, shadow’d dim
In lost lore locked away.

Yet what I am came forth from such
That now is long forgot;
But stamped upon my features firm
Is that which now is not.

Now, forward wends my wand’ring gaze
To times as yet unseen;
The years to come hold mysteries dark,
With many tales to glean.

I know not what my life shall be,
What stories I shall weave;
But time to come is but a breath
Before the One Who sees.

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As one walking through time

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Written on March 24, 2020

Submitted by Dirhaval on September 09, 2021

Modified on April 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXB XXXX BXXA XCXC BDXD XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 706
Words 139
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Shelby Minick

Shelby grew up reading from a young age and was encouraged to try her hand at different writing styles throughout her schooling years. She began writing poetry several years ago, and her influences are such poets as Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, and Tolkien, to name a few. more…

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