the poem as
an MP3 file.
Adjustments have been made, and time moves on.
Pleasure is routine, compulsory;
Paradise is just another dawn.
Yet there is yet a bloom upon the rose
So long as there is charity and will.
Even as the passion comes and goes,
Caring is the best seducer still.
Of time and love there is much to be learned;
No happiness can last unless it's earned,
Depending on your need, desire, and skill.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon