A Centrifugal Life


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


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


Oh, that I could, be centered again

Childlike eyes seeing only light

Where youthful distance sees no end

And looking back bears little sight


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


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


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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