Nicholas Browning

As All Things Must

 Yearning to lead, some follow

Myriad-marched lines of ley.

Restless esteem, objective the ware,

Their own to stride in disparate air,

Naught to halt, for thought unclaimed.


On such ways of faithless hope

Are beheld yet scattered still,

Ebbing spirits, deliverance bound,

Their exploits ravaged, of zest renounced

Yet simple for one to tell -


Often more than not is there

A purpose in meager things.

Never may plead, yet always anew;

Existing to give and so they do,

In truth known, of truth unseen.


Be it not the shifting trail,

Neither jay, in winds up high.

A passerby's glee bereft, nor so,

Fate withheld: its refusal to go -

But their nature, we define.


  • Goldfinch60

    Good intriguing write Nicholas, I have read it several times and find more in it each time I read it.


    • Nicholas Browning

      Thank you very much, Finch. A second read is splendid! Let alone more than two lol

    • orchidee

      Yes, good write N. I will take 3 weeks to see all the things in it!
      Nothing new there then? As in 'What the heck is this guy talking about?!' heehee.

      • Nicholas Browning

        You got me good lol. That's fair. Cant argue xD

      • Fay Slimm.

        Both wording and message gives linguistic pleasure to this reader Nick - I love the archaic style with expressions like "Often more than not is there a purpose in meager things" - apt pointers indeed to look twice before giving up to and ebbing spirit...... into my faves with this one my friend.

        • Nicholas Browning

          Hey! I finally did it! Thanks much, Fay. I'm glad to have made it on that list. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them greatly. Also glad you liked the antique style!

        • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

          Wow great sublime muse and the descriptions make it a fine abstract poem indeed. Kudos.

          Pls Pleez do read and comment my newest poem too!

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