Saturday, April 13, 2013


for Eldon Ward

             The wonder is we’re here at all
             And conscious of what things befall.
             We know there’s life and we’re alive
             And that for some time we’ll survive,

             But where we came from, where we go
             Remains a mystery to all below,
             Not knowing if there is above,
             As some proclaim, a place of love

             And underneath, its opposite,
             Where sinful souls forever sit.
             The wonder of our being here
             Is all I need to bring me cheer

             And prompt me now to celebrate
             What shall be passing, soon or late.