Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring's Upon Us

Spring's Upon Us

Emerging, elongating,
Unfolding, budding, 
Coloring, flowering,
Wilting, dropping.

Then leafing out, 
Topical limb formation,
More lateral limbing,
Adding girth and mass,
Exponential growth.

Life is divided into two segments :
The first half, actively growing.
The second, retaining formed growth.
First half life continues to add mass ;
Second half just sustains and maintains 
Birth delivers a form requiring growth,
Death gives this life form its finality,
Whether be it plant or be it animal. 
All life forms conscript to this process.
Their half life's vary to their own formula.

Some humans have their lives extended.
You see their monuments erected in parks,
Read names in books, hear tales about them.

But, even though Spring annually arrives, 
And birth evolves allowing life to unfold,
Fall triggers the coming of a second half.
Leaf coloring, browning, curling, falling.
Winter ushers in a sense of life's ending.

Subject to the Natural Laws of the Universe
Man holds no higher a place in life's existence
Than all other life forces on this our planet.
Man's lust to alter these laws draws him 
Into the wilds of Faith, a dependence on 
The unknown, sinking into the bubbling crucible 
Holding the power of an unsuspecting bondage.

Belief in faith needs faith in belief sort of a
Revolving theme needing constant reinforcement.
Ministers seize the airwaves in hot pursuit :
Sizing you up, shaking you down, spouting off.
Their words, could become your's, if you let them.

Spring's upon us, wear it well !

Ronald C. Downie

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