‘The Past We See Today’

by Simon Norris


Hello old friend,           Remember me?           You
know me not,           But all you see of
                           Is a memory

There is no time like the present.               There is no
                        But the past.           My
                             Is your
                      With light years                From
my dusk
               To your dawn.

You see me                   As I lived                Alongside
glorious Caesar;
               A man of
                               Men of bronze            And stone.

Watch my light                As I go dim.              My youth
          As I age,                 My birth                  As I die.
See the memory                      Of your world’s
                   In my eye.

Hello old friend,                  Look up.                          And
remember my past,
                   As it is in your today.

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Student Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, SCR, and Staff. Current Executive Editors: Monim Wains and Siddiq Islam

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