Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Poem: There is No Forever

There is No Forever

There is no forever.
Flowers bloom and die.
Leaves fall and bud anew.
Tides rise and fall and rise again.

There is no forever.
Lovers fail.
Friends leave.
The dearest die.

There is no forever,
only the moment,
the reaching, the hope
for what only God gives us,

one moment at a time,
like manna, a fleeting eternal gift,
all we need, for as long as we accept it
as the gift it truly is.

The picture is of a thistle flower taken last summer. Thistles are so beautiful, yet bloom for only a short while, a good illustration of the poem's point. You can click on it for a larger view.


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