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Monday, January 12, 2009

Life goes on.

Life Goes On

Life goes on because hearts still beat
And forces beyond ken are incomplete.
Life goes on when another's life ends.
We can't stop forces we don't comprehend.

We say, "life goes on," and leave unsaid,
"How? I don't know how. It hurts my head."
We know life goes on because we live.
The one who left we must somehow forgive.

Life goes on but never forever.
The truth existential - we're not clever
Enough to avoid the abyss owned by all.
We discover "Life's Meaning" for the shortfall.

We lose ones we love if we live long enough.
We miss them. Finding good days is so tough.
Life goes on however, because that is The Plan.
Moving on is hard, but we all have a Wing Man.

Copyright by Carol Gee
January 12, 2009

My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about politics.
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betmo said...

life's journey is brief
with loving, laughing, crying-
gone with season's turn

lovely poem carol- and so true. it is difficult to really put into words the beauty and tragedy that is life. but you do so eloquently. :)

Carol Gee said...

Thank you my friend, for your opening's lovely words. It is a season, isn't it?
This poem has been brewing for some days. I often write poetry as a healing exercise.
I am glad you liked it.
Peace to you.

Paws Fur a Moment Photography™ said...

Wonderful poem, Aunt Carol! Here's a big hug for you. {{{hug}}}

Carol Gee said...

And here's a big one for you!

Your ability as a poet makes a high bar for me, my dear.
Hugs, Carol


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.