On the Passing of innocence

To all those who greive

there is reason

a logic, a law

about the gate

between this world and that

empathy leads me to be explicit

there is cause for that which

we call fate.


We may think they had more to give

but they don't

their comings and going

agreed upon before

they did what they should

gave this world all they could

then continued to the next round

the one we can't see.


it may seem unfair

i don't blame you

you wish your years were forfit

not theirs

but you have yet to give

and if you live as you should

you will join them

rejoicing in good time.


Perhaps that times seems long

give then to life

till it hurts

when your race is run

you will go home

so run with the wind

don't dwell on the hurt.


Time passes quickly

and gives balm

you will also hear them

feel them cheer

as you pass the marks

that lead you back in their arms.

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Nan 5 years ago

Beautiful tribute to the hereafter.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

"So run with the wind, don't dwell on the hurt". Such a Beautiful, meaningful line. Your whole poem is a Delightful and Comforting read...very well put into poetry, for us to enjoy.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

Nan, and Malin it is a pleasure hearing from both of you and i am glad you enjoyed this poem.


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DavePrice 5 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

This is very beautiful and deeply poignant - some of your best!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

There is cause indeed. Very intriguing write.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

Thank you Dave Price, that means a lot coming from you.

arb i live to intrigue you. Best of everything on your rumniations.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Beautifully said and so very comforting to read. Thank you.


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hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

"so run with the wind

don't dwell on the hurt."

Good advice ...

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