Grand Design

when I think of the grand design 

we have made on Earth like a map

creating our world

through different civilisations

similar shapes arise across the globe

throughout history as mankind progresses 

these shapes change

to the glass and concrete

the skyline of a city

mark our place in time

building the likes of which

can be seen from space

when the sun fades

when the sun fades

signals the end of day

night makes an appearance

the shapes of the clouds disappear

replaced by the stars

the light of the moon across the sky

tells of stories of the sun

as the trees sway in the breeze

the animals come out to hunt

their shadows dancing across the ground

pursuing the right to dominate the nightlife 

a day of love

a feast for the senses

cards are sent

roses with their scent

the message of love is received

red is the passion

when all is revealed

bringing about a new hope

put into perspective given scope

each and every darling wallflower of the mind

a blessing you will find

Photograph

fading memories

too late to recall

they would have reminded us

had they been there at all

in that snapshot of time

the past brings back fond memories

of a time I can’t remember

but I felt a longing

well overdue

a shadow of recollection

from me to you