Joseph A. Pinto

#barflypoet & author of dark fiction


Yesterday’s Fable
Was it just yesterday you told me your time had come?
Under a cloudless sky
Nothing but myth and unspoken promise between us
It was an alabaster lie
I realize as much now
But I was so blind to my own beliefs
That I forgot to realize
My faith belongs
Only to borrowed time.
It still hangs in the air
Of that cloudless sky
So fleeting when spoken
So final when reminisced
I might not be here tomorrow
I might not see you at all
I laughed; not at you, of course
But at your absurdity
Something I steadfastly refused to own
But with today’s cloudless sky born new
And yesterday’s fable yet grown old
I realize how shabby these beliefs are in my own pocket
And you’ve forced me to throw them all away.

© Copyright 2013 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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20 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Fable

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Much appreciated, Caroline 🙂

  1. poesravenlady says:

    “…cloudless sky born new…” such a beautiful image of hope. Well done! I have missed your poetry. 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I’m appreciative that you look forward to it 🙂

  2. laughingwolf [tony hunt] says:

    life can be a real bitch! :/

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Ain’t that the truth, brother! Thank you for reading 🙂

  3. Beautiful poem, Joe, beautiful & sorrowful! :}

  4. Chatty Owl says:

    Oh darling, you are so good with your pen! 🙂 such a profound piece! My favourite line: “my faith belongs only to borrowed time”… So good xx

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you, Ms. Owl 🙂
      After all, what does faith belong to?…

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Much appreciated, Mike!

  5. Joseph Pinto says:

    Thank you very much, Nina 🙂

  6. Thomas Brown says:

    This is wonderful, Joe.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Tom!!

  7. John says:

    Really wonderful … even though it is so heartbreakingly mournful.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you John, I wrote this to honor a neighbor who passed suddenly just days after we spoke

      1. John says:

        Now that I know the inspiration for the poem, it seems so much sadder. It definitely felt as if it came from somewhere very sad.

        I’m sorry about your friend …

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Rachna! I appreciate you taking the time to read & comment! 🙂

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