A Centrifugal Life



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I have not past the horizon just yet

To peer long over the edge of exist

The scant barrier between now and when

The undone left as only the wished

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There are unknown miles to journey

But I can see that place from where I stand

A distant shore that siren calls to me

And the finality found upon its sands

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Oh, that I could, be centered again

Childlike eyes seeing only light

Where youthful distance sees no end

And looking back bears little sight

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But we are given centrifugal lives

Constantly spinning around the sun

Forces pushing us to final finite end

Where we learn what our lives have spun

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If I get there before you, please know

That I stepped over that edge unafraid

I was grateful for living a beautiful life

In the countless revolutions I made

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Comments
14 Responses to “A Centrifugal Life”
  1. beth says:

    such a beautiful and optimistic approach to what is inevitable for all of this

  2. Though not expressed nearly as eloquently, I have thought much about what you express in this poem. My only consolation is that, in reading it, I know of one falsehood – you are not permitted to get there before me!

  3. A beautiful work indeed…but the sun might just be spinning around us…

  4. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful analogy!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Love the life philosophy. As long as we’re here, we might as well go for it. Knowing that the hourglass has turned only makes me want to be more efficient with the time remaining.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    I will see you there too if I get there before you.

    “If I get there before you, please know
    That I stepped over that edge unafraid
    I was grateful for living a beautiful life
    In the countless revolutions I made”

    Don’t you know in heaven we see all the people who have faith and we will know each other. Even if we never meet here Brad we will meet in heaven. Love ❤️ Jonikins

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