Oh, this sacred breadth of being
With its breath-by-breath decay
Is a journey toward seeing
How swift life’s gift slips away
Oh, this beauty of becoming
Where Duty and dream ally
Is like listening to the humming
Of a choir in the sky
Oh, this flower-favored laughter
Oh, this longing-labored fear
Cunning, shapes the stunning After
In the echo of a year
Cherish ev’ry bit of living
Savor its sun-shadow sweep
For Time’s hand, so full of giving
Leaves so little we can keep
Oh, this road of woe and wonder
Oh, this hunger-driven laud
Is a brief joy-grief encounter
On a journey back to God
© Janet Martin
Last evening I went out with a couple friends to celebrate a 50th birthday.
"Hi Marie,(sharing the poem from your card:)
You visit this porch from time to time
so I did not want your card to be poemless!
Thank-you for reading and your kind interest and words of appreciation over the years".
Wishing each of you blessed miles in your journey today!
Whether we're coasting downhill or struggling up,
our God of grace is with us!
You make known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence,
with eternal pleasures at Your right hand
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever bright til the full light of day.