Life is rushing by too fast, like a river that can't be tamed.
Time is flowing endlessly, faster to somewhere unnamed
Things that seemed so permanent are just dust in the wind
Monuments and moments lost in the distance, just around the bend.
People you knew you'd see tomorrow are just no longer there.
Life and death had their duel and left nothing but a vacant stare.
Love you knew would be there even after a nasty fight
Has just vanished in a twinkling of a shattered headlight.
Cancer came a calling and took the body of your soul
Ravaging every cell with death, its prime directive goal.
Memories abound with laughter, joy, and then the grief
How this happened, leaves an emptiness beyond belief.
When in younger days, it seemed you were indestructible
Capable of leaping tall buildings, absolutely invincible.
The duel, it rages on, marching toward its inevitable end
Beginning at birth, destined to die, to leave without intent.
To know that the end is near, today, tomorrow, or later
Is all that we have been given by our Heavenly Creator.
He loves our hearts, knows our minds, gave each of us a soul
He died for us and loves us all. It is His Prime Directive Goal.
He knows that we'll saddened by every loss we have to face
But He is there to hold us up and keep us within His Grace.
He gave his Son so we may live, eternally on celestial shores.
Could we be so unselfish? Could any of us do that or more?
By Shawna R Holder
Magnolia Manor 1/24/2000
Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.
Shawna R. Holder
[This message has been edited by WildChild (edited 01-24-2000).]