Have you ever read all of the Dickens works? I know most of us are familiar with A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield and perhaps a few more. But, what a time and age to live through with all of its issues in giving voice to the lives lived then. In one part magical and another tragic – all of it bears on the world we live today.
A Victorian Legacy by Michael Romani Snow falls on the city street While a carriage comes to meet Two who know love and travails Only certain that love must prevail Even in squalor and poverty There is found cause for joy in its delicacy An orphaned boy is taught the value of a penny While house is not a home when its empty No longer filled by the soul of the hearth Who once inhabited it fully and in mirth Hearts won and lost in this cold city Know the meaning of deep winter's pity Death comes to demand its respect With Christmas Eve refusing its own neglect All of this is consumed inside a library That holds its treasured Dickensian legacy All of debt kept close in Scrooge's ledger Is diminished into contempt hungering and eager That its demands must be circumspected As long as society finds itself lost and neglected (c) January 22, 2020 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved