Time is speeding up and I am slowing down and this reality is not a question of perception…

I used to be punished for not telling the truth and now live in a world where truth is avoided like the plaque.

The uncomfortable fears that I used to avoid I now stop for a look-see. At least until I am sure it will kill me… then I go.

Dennis Mantin

Easter Monday

There is sunshine in the morning.

The radio says no rain.

There’s a quiet in the universe.

That’s too peaceful to explain.

Maybe… cause of this here distance.

Of time and space and you.

And your memory it is farther now.

Than the chaos that we grew.

They say that Christ has risen.

I hope he’s doing fine.

I saw a smile in the glass today.

Not always a good sign.

Dennis Mantin

Good Friday

I’m sleeping in the morning. They hung Jesus on the cross…

Someone sold a chocolate bunny… My mind drifts at dental floss.

Still cold now in the valley, frost hangs high now on the dew.

The morning sun shines higher. Regrets are far and few.

The kid is eating chocolate, Jesus rises in 3 days.

I’ll be back to work on Monday. God willing, the fiddler plays.

Dennis Mantin

The Forgiveness

I forgive you!

Not because I am so spiritual or high and mighty; noooo!

And I forgive you not because I believe that you are more sick mentally than you are evil… and yes I do think that this is true.

I forgive you because I know that my forgiveness will bother you.

Dennis Mantin

The Harbor Light

The light is in the harbor there and it sure is growing dim.

All time is revving forward at a pace that keeps us slim.

No more going backwards, all our focus is on now.

You take what they will let you but you can’t choose somehow.

It’s coming and it don’t care, about what you do or think.

They said said it passes quickly like a fraction of a blink.

It seems you’re being punished, yet you have done no crime.

You can just relax now, you have nothing left but time.

Dennis Mantin