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
12 Responses to “A Centrifugal Life”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    This is such a beautiful thought. It’s easier said when not currently mourning loss, but it is important we remember a life well lived rather than dwelling on the end of it. Wonderfully penned, my dear! ❤

  2. beth says:

    yes, a wonderful approach to the cycles of life

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Your last stanza seals the beautiful swirls of your words and life! Brad, you’re such an inspiration!

  4. Dear Brad, There will be NO LEAVING HERE before I do! The End.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Keep your eyes on the prize, my friend.

  6. Anonymous says:

    An experience all will share

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