Poems. Prayers & Promises

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Rust Never Sleeps

A gift hidden from sight
Am present for this moment to connect

For the day which passes into night

For each touch reaches sadness
The power to heal
And bring love and acceptance.

For within its burnt sapphire realm
Rust slowly moves
And captures the forgotten dreams

Perhaps this occasion to meet
Thought and prayer
Expressed in hope

For rust never sleeps in our hearts.


Written for Poetry Jam

* Inspired by Neil Young's album - Rust Never Sleeps.


  1. Alan, I like the idea of rust moving slowly and capturing forgotten dreams!

  2. The one place rust might be a positive ...

  3. rust never sleeps...true..we need a good oil can...

  4. This is a wonderful response to the prompt. I especially like the "occasion to meet thought and prayer expressed in hope". Beautiful!

  5. Rust does continue to grow...I like the call to hope in thought and prayer and keep those dreams alive.

  6. I like this interpretation of rust! Thank you for sharing this.

  7. I love Rust slowly moves, capturing forgotten dreams...doesn't it just. Thoughtfully penned.

  8. Alan, a fellow Neil Young fan! :-) That was the first thing that I thought of when I read your title. Beautiful poem, I love that contrast of blue and rust too


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