One is born

One is weaned

From mother’s breast

And then the hearth

Soon one is sent out

On one’s course

Upon the fruited earth


Each moment’s joy

The time flies by

The hours too fast

The days don’t last

They form our months

Of toil and wonder

And years of cheer and tears

Each precious year

Consists of many

Blessed days

But we pass this way

As though a fizzled meteor

With dwindling moments

To give to our Creator


Fit in a moment

Take pause to show

A grateful heart

A humbled spirit

Our love aglow

For the Timeless ONE we know

Before our time must go


By Jahgirl