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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Maintaining Heaven

Such a dreadful thing,

This all-consuming joy,

For with its birth comes

The instantaneous fear

Of its hasty demise.

Surely these blissful days

Can never be sustained,

Not feasible to believe

That heaven will maintain.

So I wait for the other shoe to drop,

Wait for it all to end,

Holding on white knuckle clenched

To today’s paradise,

While it slips between my hands.


  1. Been there! Nice post.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Sometimes holding on---even as life slips through our fingers---is all we can do.

    Three Wednesday Prayers

  3. Sometimes the memory of an event is even more beautiful than the event itself. And the memory inspires us to write about it.
    Have an inspiring week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. yes some people always go through life waiting for the other penny to drop. I choose to think it won't and hold on for dear life.

  5. There are times when I feel like this, but mostly I prefer to enjoy the moment.

    abcw team

  6. You've captured the feeling well. It is easy to spend our time worrying about what might happen. But it is not helpful to play the "What if?" game.

  7. It is easy to get caught up in worry that good things won't last. You've expressed the feeling well. I try not to play that "What if?" game and just make the most of today.

  8. Yes, but once it drops you are eternally grateful for ever being able to hold it in your hand, and maybe your heart.

  9. Didn't Roosevelt say "You have nothing to fear but fear itself"? It is the same with life don't waste it by worrying about it. Enjoy it while you can, climb out of the shadows and enjoy the sunshine.

  10. Excellent much to ponder.

  11. Insecurities! We all have them, but rarely let others know. Nice poem, well expressed.

  12. The title alone is full of life and beauty..

  13. Good things are finite. Enjoy the moment. It will sustain you for a while.


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