Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beyond This Plateau





Someday
These places we touch
Will be wiped clean
Of our traces
Forever

Someday
The things we hold dear
Will be sorted,
Passed on
Or discarded

Someday
Our voices
Will be silent
Save for the echo
Of memories

Someday
These lips that smile and kiss,
These hands that hold and let go
These eyes that brim with joy and sorrow
Will be still

Someday
The stairs will not sound
The pause of our feet
While we listen to see
If everyone is asleep

But now we are here
Momentarily
On the plateau twixt
‘Before and
After
Me’.

© Janet Martin

Last night I had a friend over and we watched
You've Got Mail (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks)
The inspiration for this poem came from various scenes in the movie, plus life in general:)


4 comments:

  1. I can relate so much to this poem. you describe with such intensity how our stay here is so momentary, how the world will still go on when we are still. Beautiful, so spiritual.

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  2. Thank-you Lisa, for sharing your thoughts. Yes, we are but a brief moment in Time.

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  3. Hope that things we hold dear will be passed on..not discarded. That line is painful.
    Poignant, beautiful, Janet, as always.

    Have you seen the old movie "Shop Around the Corner?"

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  4. :0 I hope so too, and in time kids begin to treasure what now they do not even stop to think about now!

    I own Shop Around the Corner! That is one of my favorite top 5 movies.
    LOVE James Stewart in so many movies.

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