Our fists clenched, shaking ’em at the sky,
with a flood of irrational emotions, we cry.
Damn this existence of human life’s brevity,
We marvel the idea and covet longevity.
What would we do with an eternity, if we had it all?
We couldn’t enjoy memories, there’d be too many to recall.
Truth being, the only way you can appreciate life, or love anything,
is the notion that you can easily lose it, as it dangles from a string.
It’s just a fact that you long for more time only because it’s not infinite,
If you could say “I love you” for eternity, would you ever really say it?
It’s just the way it goes and there’s no way to stop the motion of science,
the stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and vital acceptance.
As we grieve the end of a loved one’s journey,
hopefully, you spent that time as you both had wished,
as you recall all the great times, that used to be,
if forever were possible, it may not have been so cherished.
© 2018 Joseph Emerson @ WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com