Nearer the time …..

It’s so near the end of time and all I could wish for
like most was more of the same and yet knowing it was not mine to ask
I spend a lot of time gazing in the direction of the gods
perhaps too the gods are looking my way

It’s so comforting though in the knowing
hope the same holds true for all
We have no control of the end but I can dream still
however of sound mind and eyes that see clear

As if the warrior in the poppy fields could
design his own glory in the end
We are not however of the means no
thats all up to another power

Yet in dreams there is a  time closer
perhaps to the night in my winter season
A gentle snowfall against the pine bows drifting through
the silent trees in my yard

I might wish for soft piano and strings and a clear glass
for  which to gaze through
As to fear ……no there are so many loved ones that await me
there just beyond my vision

I don’t know now it wisdom came with age or
if it’s only a wish to fill the heart
yet I feel more than ever readied for the journey
and to YOU my loved ones all ……I too will wait there for you



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Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

One thought on “Nearer the time …..

  • June 6, 2024 at 9:55 PM

    Oh Ed, it is great to read your wonderful words again, though this piece is very sad, yet positive. You describe well the approach of what none of us can avoid forever. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

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