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A Moment in the Sunlight

Updated on August 24, 2013
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A Moment in the Sunlight

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Terminal, this life,

only moments left,

as I suffer the drawn out

act of dying called life.


From that second we are born,

we come closer to death,

rotting life from the beginning,

some short, some long.


Lives with used by dates,

waiting,

for that fateful moment,

that resolution of the flesh.


To be one with the earth,

that cycle of growth

and decay,

a mere flicker in the sunlight.


So what do we do,

in this passing dream,

this episode of melodrama,

that defines a purpose within a moment.


What is it that we crave,

between growth and senility,

that justifies the means,

the passage of imperfection and folly.


Who are we in the end,

that has value, for having been,

it is love my friend, pure and simple,

the act of selflessness.


Love resonates within light,

beckoning recognition,

and the glory of intention,

to leave this flicker of being, better than we found it.


Here for only a short moment. Make the best of it and love til it hurts.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You and me both Martin, but I think maybe my mental state is worse for ware also. lol. I guess that's life. Take care mate!

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      As testimony to your insight: I'm in a very bad (physical) way. What keeps me going is a well spent life.