Thursday, May 11, 2017

Counsel for Merchants of Moments or Driver of Dreams

If we leap headlong into choice
Without weighing its gain and cost
How doleful we, in hindsight see
Oft all we have is what we lost

Self can be such a jealous god
A boss that’s never satisfied
Thus, it behooves God's tender truths
To bend these necks of stubborn pride

For in life’s quest to gain and gain
Sometime we lose sight of its Whole
How, in the end, we will contend
With He who gathers back the soul

Be careful then and prayerful too
For merchants one and all are we
This wake and sleep a solemn leap
That trades time for eternity

© Janet Martin

 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36


1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!