‘The Past We See Today’

by Simon Norris

 

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

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

You see me                   As I lived                Alongside
glorious Caesar;
               A man of
gold.
                               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
birth
                   In my eye.

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

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, and SCR & Staff. Current Executive Editors: Tom Davy, Joanna Engle and Chris Hill

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