Saturday, June 9, 2012

Moment of Potential




When all my numbered days have fled
Beyond the sweeping sky
And I awake
Not in my bed
But in the by and by
Then it will be too late for me
To love my fellowman
Now is life’s lone opportunity
To do the best I can

We do not live in ages spent
Nor in the mystic morrow
Now is the moment God has lent
To bear life’s joy and sorrow
We dare not pine, with backward glance
To past’s resolute span
Now is love’s rare, redeeming chance
To do the best we can

© Janet Martin

Seize this moment...it is all we have

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