Abetting and a Funeral


Fooling we’re immortal just because we’re youth
All of life a playground while we prance about the truth

Enchanting magical dreams we beguile as our true
Simplicity shades bruises that belie the deeper hue

But tomorrow is a new day and we brave it with bravado
Waltz a lively tune with embryonic staccato

Though the charming litany changes just as time sifts the sand
We minute while we’re in it and fail to view the span

Til knee deep in the caustic brine and blinking away the sting
Of ill begotten choices and misbegotten dreams

And who told Cinderella she even needed shoes
To ballerina life only to serenade the blues

Better gauge the direction with the pavement beneath your soul
Share the dissolution only keep yourself the whole

Cause life may be a playground but it’s a variegated sieve
Destiny is waiting while we propagate the live

There’s a play-date with our Maker and the portal is our grave
Mortals plot the hole but are powerless to save

It’s those awkward little moments between our living and our death
Those moments either seal our fate or steal our very breath


For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:9-11



2 thoughts on “Abetting and a Funeral”

  1. Hi Angie. This is a lovely poem. Thanks for including a link back to our article at WhatChristiansWantToKnow.com. We hope folks are blessed by it.


    1. Thanks Pamela… the poem was inspired by both a death and a funeral in my personal family this week. I particularly liked the Scriptures shared on your website. Thanks for allowing me to share. I surely hope it does bless others as well.


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