Shepherd’s Warning

The day is but newly struck.

Blushing in its naïveté, yet still

A Brave New World.

Most still abed: whether Messiah or monster

(and everybody else in between).

What a difference today could make,

In its increments of pivoting hands.

Shifting digits.


I take you, day. For richer, for poorer.

In rank sickness or rude health.

In this brief pause before bedlam clamours

I salute you.


© Tom Tide 2016

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Auntie N says:

    A pleasant morning has begun here in Cheshire. Cars have been setting off for the early morning crawl into Manchesters offices shops and schools. Aircraft have been flying off to distant holiday resorts for the lucky retired folk. No bedlam just a leisurely start to a peaceful day.. I hope your day goes along happily too if not say “what can I do to improve my life?” You only have one life and life is what you make it. Make it happen.

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    1. Tom Tide says:

      A lovely message, Auntie B. Thank you very much. I wish you a happy and peaceful one, also.


  2. Not jumbled at all … a perfect reflection of a pause at the start of the day.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom Tide says:

      You are very kind, Sally


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