The day started with the joy of living
in the golden rays of the summer sun
the future a vibrant vista of brilliant brightness
and then we saw it
the lifeless corpse on the roadside
another victim of the fast-moving world
another death unnoticed by a speeding car
destiny wiped out in a moment
and like the rabbit we will be outlived by the tarmac
the lifeless objects of materialism we crave
they will not remember us
in a moment of time we will also be gone
so what value then do possessions have
if wealth cannot save us from death

©JG Farmer 2017
Form: Free Verse

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