Tarry Not



Linger not by chance

Or mere circumstance

Tarry less but for right cause


Bid you make haste

Your time not waste

No hiding within some pause


Please, take your leave

Heart will not grieve

If this can be nothing more


There is little time

In this life of mine

To pretend to be demure


If dally you do

I enamored by you

May too easily become


And regret you may

That you chose to stay

When you could have run


A moment indeed

Is all I need

To do your heart great harm


A web I will spin

To capture you in

And bite you with my charm


Now that you know

Should you not go

A signal it will be


Fearless you are

Or crazy by far

Guess I will have to see




14 Responses to “Tarry Not”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Another gem! Great verses my friend, and filled with so much truth, about relationships and about choices in life in general, and I really have always lived by this line:
    “And regret you may
    That you chose to stay
    When you could have run”
    This is something you never want to regret! Very well written my friend!

  2. beth says:

    at your own risk –

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    I feel like there’s a giant caution sign somewhere near.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    he who hesitates is lost… another wonderful poem, Brad!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Love, love, love this one!!!! 😍😍😍😍 You are so amazing!!

  6. Poppy Wyatt says:

    I love your words! It inspires me to write mooore. Hoping you’ll read my work too, soon.

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