My Life Goes On

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If I should find this my last day
Looking back on my work and play
Life is the place where joy and sorrow meet
A roller coaster ride of ups and downs.

*
Struggles, pain, and joys abound
Making me stronger // standing my ground;
Becoming the man who bears my name.
The image of my creator reflected in my face;
Not perfect // but full of love and amazing grace…
A shadow of the divine embracing a much better place.

*
Life goes on be it here or there…
In our children // in their children
His face is everywhere;
Reflections of love immeasurable power…
Strength for today and hope for each hour
Passing on down through the thread of life
So fragile // so dear // so full of strife

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If this were to be my last day,
With sorrow’s leaving I would surely say,
“I’m not gone I’m here to stay!”

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, we were asked to write a poem written with the first person “I am” included in it.  This is a poem about ourselves. This poem looks a life from my aging perspective, realizing that even though I may pass on, my life goes on. We are created in the image of our creator and that is in our DNA. It gets passed on from me to my children and grandchildren. So in that perspective life goes on.

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60 thoughts on “My Life Goes On

  1. kaykuala
    A shadow of the divine embracing
    a much better place.

    A great fight-back Dwight! One is always aware there is something worth having out there. It is a matter of being blessed to readily enjoy them.

    Hank

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  2. What an inspiring and enjoyable tead. It minded me ofone of my favorite quotes by Shirley Abbott:
    “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies”.

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  3. I love that final concluding line. I believe that if we have lived our lives well, it will be reflected in our children and grandchildren lives. Thanks for joining in. Have a good weekend.

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