life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

love remains

In the space between breaths
It can be gone
A months worth of words
Erased with a fingertip
A 12, 30 even 60 year marriage over
With 4 words spoken:
I want a divorce
A home with all it’s possessions
Destroyed in a matter of minutes
the fury of nature is breathtaking –
Fire or storm
Wind or rain
Kind or cruel
Life or death
Hangs in the balance
So fragile
With no guarantees
Of longevity
Or comfort
Begs to be lived
To be counted for the sake of goodness
This is the only moment that counts
Your next choice is the only one that matters.
The only thing eternal
Don’t wait
Take a deep deep breath
Of the spirit that is giving it all
Say thank you
For the only gift that matters
The only thing that remains
All else can be destroyed
When nothing else remains
What is this eternal gift?

AL 12/22/12




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