Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's All Over Too Quickly


It’s all over too quickly.  When I look
   Behind, all that I was and did are blurred,
Like someone’s flipping pages of a book
   So fast that I can’t read a single word.
Yet every day has something that I wrote—
   A hope, a love, a loss, a gift, a need—
And thoughts and dreams that only God can quote,
   For years are books that only God can read.
This one’s done now; another one begins
   In which I hope I’ll never try to be
Less than my best, or fret about who wins,
   Or live a single day complacently,
      But smile through what I cannot celebrate
      And word by living daily word create. 


Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells


Molly said...

Happy New Year, dear friend.

Reena said...

Happy New Year, Matthew, and may you indeed
"... word by living daily word create."