Monday, April 4, 2011

Of Things Temporal


Soon, my dear all of this will be nothing more than a memory
Both joy and sorrow are pebbles which rouse a ripple upon life’s sea
The hunger of longing; the sigh of contentment, both are a temporal lot
And only last a little moment before they are soon forgot

Darling, the wanting and missing of you will pass as the sigh of the wind
Even the holding and kissing of you can't satisfy the void in my mind
Mankind will never be able to fill the places intended for God
We cannot have true fulfillment until we sleep beneath the sod

The wind may rouse the waves on the sea but the deeps remain untouched
You may ignite a fire in me, but you will never be enough
Hope and fire and water and wind are earth’s greatest forces that be
Yet simply a brief foreshadowing of the things of eternity

Heaven and hell leave little glimpses upon this broken sod
But we know full well that all things immortal rest in the hands of God
Both joy and sorrow on this earth are fleeting; where one is the other waits
How sweet to know perfection is waiting for His own beyond Heaven’s gates

Janet~

4 comments:

  1. Darling, the wanting and missing of you will pass as the sigh of the wind
    Even the holding and kissing of you can't satisfy the void in my mind
    Mankind will never be able to fill the places intended for God
    We cannot have true fulfillment until we sleep beneath the sod

    IMMENSE !

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  2. Grace, I am so touched that you are reading poems I presume un-read and thank-you for appreciating them. your words re-ignite the spark!

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  3. little do you know its a flame ma'am...:) that's the whole purpose anyway so it keeps both happy i hope :)
    maybe someday i will express it better :) so you know what it has meant to me
    Cheers!!

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  4. You express it so kindly and i thank you so much!

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