Friday, April 14, 2017

No Time Like The Present



Pad Challenge Day 14:  For today’s prompt, pick a popular saying and make that the title of your poem; then, write your poem.

Today is Good Friday...the Day we remember Jesus' death on the cross as a once-for-all sacrifice for sin, so that through His gift we may pass into life everlasting from this place of days...


(in memory of one of our fellow-poets who crossed that line this week.
Rest in peace, Andrea Heiburg)

An awe-evoking chill
That line we cannot see
Yet all will cross as heartbeats still
Into eternity

Ah, Death, that sure repose
Hinged to the breath of We
Where time is like a tide that flows
Into eternity

No turning back from Thence
To grasp mortality
After Death’s last deliverance
Into eternity

Time’s Presence verifies
What eyes cannot full-see
A foot-path from earth, seas and skies
Into eternity

Tell me, my dear, hast thou
Prepared for what will be
When we slip from life’s here and now
Into eternity?

An awe-evoking gift
This place where grace is free
Yet ever we approach its shift
Into eternity
 



©Janet Martin

2 comments:

  1. Very well composed and an important message

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    1. ...and my friend's mother crossed that line this morning, our own turn drawing nearer with each passing hour!!

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