Friday, April 23, 2021

Date With Destiny

PAD Challenge 23: For today's prompt, write an appointment poem.

This date with Destiny
That no one can deny
Or somehow go unnoticed in
That Ledger in the sky

This date with Destiny
Ought to make us think thrice
About filling each moment with
Love’s gentle sacrifice

For what we leave behind
Becomes our legacy
While each breath draws us closer to
This date with Destiny

Ah Death! None can escape
The Reaper’s Swinging Scythe
Or the Appointment that awaits
As we step from this life

Then, pray that we prepare!
For Exodus Profound
For death is life's one certainty
The grave, it's common ground

This dust we stir with feet
Soon claims its due return
As Deathless Soul transcends time's toll
Far from earth's umber urn

The shadow that still falls
Across stone-stippled lea
The sacred image of the Soul
Awaiting Destiny

© Janet Martin


And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 
 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, 
will appear a second time, not to deal with sin 
but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.


  1. I love this take on the prompt and death as a date with destiny - so lovely

    1. thank-you Trish. It's the inevitable date we all will have!!


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