The Bridge of Sighs

Nick Westmore, that well-known poet and part-time croquet player, has written some uplifting words for us…

THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS

ONWARDS FLOWS LIFE’S RIVER
UNDER THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE IT SAYS
HEARS FAR- OFF DISTANT CRIES

BUT MUST WE CHANGE – CAN’T LIFE GO ON
IN THOSE WAYS OF YESTERDAY
THERE’S THINGS WE’LL MISS AND THINGS WE’LL MOURN
NO, LISTEN TO WHAT IT SAYS

AROUND THE BEND BEYOND THE BRIDGE
YOUR FUTURE LIES AHEAD
BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME AND I HAVE NO COURAGE
MY HEART IS FILLED WITH DREAD

BUT ONWARDS FLOWS LIFE’S RIVER
UNDER THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS
TOMORROW IT WILL STILL BE THERE
IT’S WHERE YOUR NEW LIFE LIES

HOW CAN WE FACE THIS DIFFERENT WORLD
WE BLAME THAT GLOBAL THIEF
IT’S NOT OUR FAULT WE’RE BADLY SERVED
OUR LOSS FILLS US WITH GRIEF

LET’S SHED THOSE REMORSEFUL SIGHS
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE RIVER SAYS
SO DRY THOSE SADDENED EYES

AND ONWARDS FLOWS LIFE’S RIVER
UNDER THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS
AND ONWARDS TOO WE ALL MUST GO
TO HAPPY CLEAR-BLUE SKIES

Nicolas J Westmore

April 2020.

The Year of the Pandemic CV-19.