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old wine

Old Wine. 

Wine dark as night sea, a bottle at ease in a cellar 
On a shelf with a rusty key, gathering dust of time.
Hundred years gone when stillness is disturbed,
Auction, the rich can buy this wine but not drink it,
The spell will be broken and its value worthless.
 The rich admire the bottle it gives them status but
They drink young wine and marry a trophy wife. 
When time is near, they stagger down to the cellar
But have not the force to uncork the bottle that 
Could have made their life a journey of love.

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:13:00 AM

    very perceptive and well-written!

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 12/7/2012 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    iLene I began writing about wine, but as I was writing it change and became something else
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:37:00 AM

    Dear Jan - like a cellarful of embryos too perfect to be born. too fragile to be enjoyed. Your words shine. But there is nothing wrong at all with a nice new bottle of wine. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 12/7/2012 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    darling kathy you got it in one