Thursday, January 29, 2015


Thank You for this gift of time--

The days, the hours, minutes flying fast, so fast

And passing swift--

The ages run

The setting sun 

That once was bright as morning-day

And now the aching embers lie 

Almost asleep

They creep as if into the shadows 


Beneath the ragged night

Its edges choking hold of me 

I grasp this gift of time 

It struggles underneath my fingers

Struggles' til 

I slowly let their creaking joints outfold

A flower in the autumn night

The light 

The last of embers light looks upward in the darkened sky 

And flies into the cooling mist 

The gift- 

The gift of time 

I let it go--relinquish all my dying hold 

And darkness falls

My eyes close dim

But in the giving I awake 

Into eternity.

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  1. That was a beautiful poem Thanks for sharing it. Pinned & twitted. Visiting from Home Acre Blog hop.

  2. Time is surely a gift. May we enjoy each moment the Lord gives us & make the most of each day! Blessings!

  3. Your words, pictures and emotions were all portrayed in your beautiful poem. What a gift you gave me this morning. Time is fleeting and I pray we may all make the most of every minute. Visiting you from Wedded Wednesday!

    1. Oh, I'm so glad that you were blessed by it! Thank you for stopping by.

  4. I love poems! Thank you for sharing this one with Grace& Truth. Time truly is a gift & Its so important to live in present. Blessings!

    1. You're welcome, Kaylene; thank you for stopping by!

  5. Did you write that Rebekah? It was beautiful!! I will feature it tomorrow at Home Sweet Home!

    1. I did, Sherry! I love to write poetry, since I was a little girl . . . I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for featuring it; the Lord bless you! :-)

  6. This is just beautiful and a great reminder of the promise of eternal life. Thanks for sharing your heart at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. You're welcome, Terri; blessings to you, also! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Deb; I'm glad that you stopped by! :-)

  8. Lovely poem! You have inspired me to write a poem today! :)

    1. Oh, that's wonderful--glory to God! I'm glad that you visited, Linda. :-)