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The frame

Stephen Chinnock

3 May 2020

My life is framed
On all four sides
Creating a poster
To hang on the wall

The top side of the frame
Is age, the inevitable creeping
Towards eternity
Swimming across the yellow river

The left hand side of the frame
Is illuminated by fire
Bright and burning colours
From a night of despair

The right hand side
Holds the frame strong
The Phoenix arising
In a powerful community

The final bit of the frame
That cancels out the rest
Is the bright faces of the children
Looking forward to a future

That we owe them!

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