Gratitude Too Late
Your words of wisdom wore off the patina
by Ferdinand L Quintos
that has for long corroded my persona,
steeped was I in wayward life on this earth,
enough to build me a place in Satan's hearth.
For all this I want to express gratitude
but how, I ask myself oft in solitude,
for I only harked and thought of it about
after your own life's light was already out.