Life Passes like the Sun | Short Poem No. 55

“Life passes like the sun, I think you know it’s true.

Gain a life to lose one, tomorrow, will be you.”

I sit next to your bed, hold back another tear.

I hold onto your hand, afraid to feel the fear.

You’ve never been away but soon you won’t be there.

We’re counting down the days and showing that we care.

Life goes in a circle, I think you know it’s true.

Pass another hurdle, tomorrow will be you.

I sit next to your chair. You’ve grown too much, too soon.

They say you have my hair. My hair went bald this June.

You turn and give a laugh. I feel so bright inside.

I’m teaching you the path I learned from those who died.

Life passes like the sun, I think you know it’s true.

Gain a life to lose one, tomorrow, will be you.

Friends, this poem is very real to me as, in the same day, I am spending time with an older family member who is slowly passing on to the next life, as well as my little nephew, who just came into this life a few years ago. Myself, I am starting to enter the middle of my life, no longer being as young as I once was. This all has been bringing to my mind that famous Disney song, “Circle of Life,” which we are all a part of and must accept – with both joy and sorrow.

“Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies — so the living should take this to heart.” Ecclesiastes (NLT)

Have you checked out my post from last week, “Penguins on the Rocks?” In a totally different approach, they both some to the same meaning – about taking life in it’s fullness, appreciating it, and not holding back.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Author: Jonathan Pines

I have experienced a lot in life. For a while, I kept it all inside of me. But now it's time to let it out. I'm writing with all of life's saltiness, perfecting poetry in the process.

10 thoughts on “Life Passes like the Sun | Short Poem No. 55”

  1. This is really beautiful and deeply moving. Thank you for sharing the personal story behind these words too — makes them so real. My prayers for you and all your family members as you move forward in this circle of life. May God’s love and peace surround you with sweet tender understanding. Thank you for this poem. It gives a lot to contemplate upon.

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