Eleven Fifty-three Post Meridiem © 1985 Molly Lin Dutina

Salvador Dali did the painting. I did the poem. Hope you are not familiar with the topic!!


Night time and the Unresolved
Come marching to my bedroom
Tramping through my head
Hurling accusationsSalvador-Dali-Melting-Clocks
Quoting words once said
Reason takes a low profile
While logic flees the scene
Where is the solution
For circumstances now turned mean

Never, shoulds, and woulds
Paint dismal, hopeless scenes
Understanding vanishes
Deep each insult bleeds.

Forgiveness is the answer
That makes the war to cease.
Let it go. Let go. Release.
Present moment calls to me
Be NowHere in God’s sweet peace

A song can be resung
The past can’t be undone
But pouring in forgiveness
The fall-out is made numb

Come to here and now
Feast on today’s plenty
In gratitude for all
Dare to now drink deeply
From streams of joy and love

We are granted
Only to
“Live our lives by moments”
Aren’t we now