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Love Life

a precious gift...because we believe

Love Life
  a precious gift
 
 
Life conceived
  Was born
A precious gift
  From above
 
It was
Not a moment
Too soon
Not a moment
Too late
Alas
At once
  Bookended
  By death
 
The grim reaper
Monkey on
Our back
  Sits there in our psyche
  The elephant in the room.
Nobody
Not anyone
Minding it
We plug away
A lifetime of joy
Making everyday
Decisions
Making dreams
Come true
To be blissful
Be in cloud nine
Pursued
A garden paradise
  A sky
  Cerulean life
 
Yet from
Nowhere
Dark clouds
The horsemen
Gather
A dreadful
Storm wailing
Near and far
The merciless
Reaper
The agent
Of the macabre
Morbidity
Picks his nose
Stirs the pot
Psychs us out
Unleashed Cerberus
At a time
We are most
Exposed
Caught
Unguarded
Vulnerable
Our weaknesses
Lay naked
A cry of grief
Of pain
  We are
  At his mercy
 
Yes
Life screamed first
And
Twin death echoed
Shadowing since
  And
  In time growled
 
The small
Space between
Life and death
A sliver room
Of time
We cherish
The time
We love
The time
We are loved
The refuge
For togetherness
Where friendship
  Resides
  A family abode
 
The space now
Filled with a plague
A contagion
Of a thousand satans
From Dante’s
Inferno
Cracked
Intruded
 The keep
 The hearth
 
We succumbed
Were Conquered
We fell ill
Felt pain and sorrow
Anxieties
Spun our world
In the weirdest
Insane wobbly
Orbit
  Leashed
  Hades tethered
 
We
Pause
Gather
Our strength
Our steel resolve
Again
Look to the blue sky
The warm sun
The clear night sky
The silver moon
Take comfort
In our FAITH
Dug in
The foxhole
Search our soul
Rub our eyes
Look on the mirror
Fall back on
Our BELIEFS
Our humanity
Prodigal sons
We were yes
But
We are humbled
Grateful in
  Many ways
  Were and are
 
Naked
Body and soul
In submission
Prone on the floor
We seek ever
Meekly
Graces
From above
We pray we HOPE
  For healing
  We kneel
 
For the LOVE of life
In our bosom
The celestial virtues
Kept in the hearth
  In our heart
 At all times
 
          ***
 
(c)2.09.2021
Photo: Screenshot online

Because we believe - a Love poem to Life inspired by and dedicated to the Tau Alpha Warriors and their spouses battling the pain that is inflicted upon the Brothers and their loved ones by the Covid 19 Virus and other life threatening illnesses.
Written wee hours after the Zoom Novena Prayer Session of February 8, 2021.

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