Monday, July 30, 2012

Beautiful Bittersweet




Life leaps and seeps in synchronized pulses
Graciously giving as it tenderly wanes
Someone’s first sunrise is another’s last sunset
Summer is winter on far yonder plains
Live fully each moment, but keep your clasp light
Farewell is torment if we hold too tight

See how the dawning in blue-gold atonement
Banishes yester’s dismay from our brow
Great is His faithfulness, new every morning
Hope and forgiveness in even tides flow
As forward we tumble and backward we slip
And onward we stumble in His tender grip

Life breaks and takes in its living and giving
Patiently enduring our sorrows and schemes
Youth cannot claim its white crown of wisdom
Wisdom does not return fair, youthful dreams
Life, oh thou beautiful bitterest-sweet

© Janet Martin

Dawn rends the scrim
of another day
What will it give
or take away?
Before dusk settles
on borders far west
Will we have given
this day our best?

Have a wonderful day! Go with God.

1 comment:

  1. "Hope and forgiveness in even tides flow
    As forward we tumble and backward we slip
    And onward we stumble in His tender grip"

    "Is the allotment of our labored breath
    Simply a forward tumble to our death?"
    --Of Seasons and Purpose...a Sonnet

    It appears you've answered the question. :)

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