Flow of Time

Tick tick tick tick
The seconds sweep by
Little moments in a minute
Little loved
Little thought of
Yet every tick is a second closer
To greater things
Or ending of chapters

Tick tick tick tick
The seconds sweep by
Let them be counted
As precious as the hours
For in a second
A life can change
In a second
A thousand things can happen

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The Flow of Time

Day after Day
We count them
One after another
Never giving thought
To how many we have left

Always looking forward
To the next day
Be it for work
Or for play

Never pausing to count
The day we are living
Right now
Right here

For each day that comes
Is unique and precious
Full of hurts and joys
Some joyous some not

The Paths We Take

A restless heart
A searching soul
The setting sun
The distant mountain
The things we see
The things we wonder
What is just beyond
Hidden by curve of world
Or trees of old
What wonders to be had
What lives could be lived
If only I step
Beyond this worn path

The heart no longer rests
In what was once home
The soul wanders far
Though the body remains at home
The paths I walk
Are far too worn
My heart does yearn
For the unknown
But do I have courage
To take the path
That are strange to me

Wind and Stars

Though night be long and hard
Though night be cold and empty
There is hope to still

Though the world be dark
Though the world be evil
There is hope still

Though there is no moon or sun
To sail by on sea and tide
There is hope here

To the heavens, the stars still shine
To the heavens there is light still
A little light in the darkness
Showing not all is lost
If only to look beyond sight

Though night seems endless
Though night seems friendless
There is hope still

Though night is empty
Though night is full of enemies
There is hope still

Here the wind comes strong and cold
But hope is held on that breeze
Of coming, dawn and new times coming
If only to see beyond the ice on the wind

Though the night be hard
Though the night be hard
Wind fills the sails
And stars light the way
Hope still lingers

Hold true to path to walk
Hold true to faith to see
There is hope still
If only to look beyond

2018

The day has come once again
Among the blast fire in the sky
The sound of laughter all around
The shouts
The cheers
The drinks
The memories
One year ends
Another begins
Some with hope
Some with doubt
All around the world
One hour after another
People leave one year
And enter the next
Some with resolutions
Some with reservations
Yet all march forward
Willingly or not
So here to you
This day
For dusk was one year
And dawn will be another

Thankful

Turkeys are cooking
Families traveling
Snow is falling
And Christmas lights a’glowing

We count our blessings
Remembering the good things
Be they large or small
And giving thanks for all

But not all enjoy this season
Some have no reason
Some huddle beneath bridges
Some hide from relatives

When you pray and give thanks
Spare a moment and give a thought
To all those who are without
To all who are hurting now