A Life Which Cometh Full Circle…the poem
A small child cried,
as its toy was devoured by the receding tide.
I watched it in a slow and broken motion
as it bobbed but for a moment
and then sunk quickly to the bottom of the ocean.
Yet, now it is I which cries
But not for the child, or the toy, but I cry for me.
I weep openly for what I know,
I mourn unnaturally for what I see.
I fall down in mortal weakness
As I taste the bitter waters of my own reality.
For I, we, all of mankind is likened to the sand
that is gathered silently by the sea.
We drift and we blow
From places seen, and to lands unknown.
We are just temporal grains of humanity
Tossed in tempest to and fro…
Here but for a moment…then gone.
Gone…and remembered not
Gone and soon replaced by another anonymous grain
Which did the ever constant sea bring forth
to render once again that all things remain the same.
J. Allen Wilson © 2005