At Last, For Good

Have you ever looked out at the setting sun
And wondered quietly
Whether it will ever rise again?

Have you then watched
With an odd mixture of joy and melancholy
As the very next day
New light breaks
Above a glowing horizon?

Some days I curse the light
Which falls through cracks in the curtains, drawn
Which wakes me from a night of restful slumber
Or serves as confirmation
That rest has eluded me once more.

I am grateful for what I have been given
Life
Love
And the pursuit of others with whom I can share these joys
But I do not cling too tightly
To what I have
Knowing
That some day
The sun will set
At last, for good.

22 thoughts on “At Last, For Good

    1. Exactly, Sadje. The fact of the matter is, our time is short. We can lament that, or we can make the best of it, And we won’t always see the beauty in life… we will fall down and not want to get up. But we need to try our best, To remember that there is beauty and joy to be found.

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    1. It can sometimes feel like life just passes by, meaningless and indifferent… We are so small, and often we feel so powerless amidst the flow of time and life. But there are so many small elements of life to enjoy, and together, those small joys can make up a greater appreciation. At least that is my experience, though it isn’t always easy to maintain a hold of.

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  1. Yes I have wondered, Yes I have that odd mixed feeling, yes some days are tough, yes I appreciate what I’ve live through and done, and I’m grateful for where I am now, and knowing where I’m going later.

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    1. Thank you very much for the honest response. I am so glad, though not surprised at all, that this resonated with you. Although, as you may have guessed, I also would respond yes, I still ask myself these questions often, just to check in. Just to remind myself…

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  2. Lovely poem my friend.
    Ya I’ve watched many sunsets and sunrises and hoped many times to see nother one of them again but my time is not done yet but when it is I’m ready to go with out a fuss.

    ❤️✌️
    BY FOR NOW

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    1. You always have a way of responding with such a clear, direct summation of the concepts presented, adding a healthy dose of your own personality and evoking a mix of emotions. I am so grateful for you, Dawn, and the way you interact with the world. Thank you.

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    1. I am honored that you were ale to relate, and that you enjoyed the piece. I do hope you are able to find beauty and joy in what you have, in the life that you are living. I must say, I am grateful to know you, to have you in my life, albeit in this strange digital manner. You are certainly on of those I count in the number I am able to share the joys of life with.

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