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A LIFETIME

 

Where does a lifetime go?

It sneaks away so silently,

We scarcely know it is going.

It is like a wide river flowing swiftly and silently,

It flows past and we scarcely know it is flowing.

A moment of life:

A flitting shadow

Casting itself on the middle ground of time,

That ghostly compromise of past and future,

Here and gone with only the memory to convince us of its reality.

     

 

 

1962

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~1962, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Copyright 1997 by Rodney W. Jenkins, Glendale, California. Unauthorized duplication or use is a violation of applicable federal laws.