Because We Pass This Way… But Once
I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Etienne de Grellet
Because we pass this way but once
And know only that which we learn
And learn only that which we earn
Through ephemeral experience
…because we never finish learning
We learn to appreciate
With kinder eyes and slower gait
This one-way path of no-returning
Because we are equipped with need
We need each other to lean on
Where each day, like a stepping-stone
Suffers the spawn of word and deed
Because we cannot retrace days
With more than wish or gratitude
We should practice an attitude
Of awe for mercy’s faithful ways
© Janet Martin
Running a little low on awe?!
Speaking of leaning on each other...or being 'knit together'...a beautiful post here!