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Stumped

"That Stump" - SLEX, June 2015
“That Stump” – SLEX, June 2015

even the

strongest

fall to

the inexorable

ravages

of time

and –

too soon –

silver threads

shimmer

even on

the darkest

heads.

 

even trees

tall and

sturdy and

lofty

are uprooted

by the

winds

or by

quivering

shaking

quaking

earth

or cut

down

by impertinent

axe

by unmerciful

saw.

 

the lion

loses its

teeth

the eagle’s

wings

falter in

flight;

and the

mighty

fall

fail

die

as every

one of

us

eventually will.

 

for only

change

is constant

while time

marches

ever onward

and we

wretched mortals

that we

are

can only

blindly

follow.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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