Edited and reposted
Our lives a fresh canvas at birth
For limitless possibilities exist
Opportunities abound here on earth
Welcome to a future the Fates kissed!
We gaze in the mirror, amplify our worth
Then set out to conquer Everest in the mist
But stark reality sets in at any moment
That the universe can be unfair
By circumstances and our environment
Chances for success gone without a prayer
Hoping to be a bright star in the firmament
Some end up a spirit broken beyond repair
But lo! our earthly stay is merely an odyssey
And we are of this world fleetingly
Our real home beyond the deep blue sea
Rewards in the hereafter can be heavenly!
From this mortal body we’ll be forever free
To sing with the cherubim breathlessly...
© F Aparici 08/19/2020