Letting It Go

Letting It Go
What pieces of the universe have you claimed
All that property listed in your name
All the things fashioned from metal, stone,
Slip from your grasp before the day is through.
What of the river, liquid silver, permanent we thought.
What of the shelter with payments in arrears.
What of the lands with stones turned to sand
Give it up, it won’t last you from a far
If you should travel to a glittering star.
If you ignite, if you suddenly explode
Turning bright red then a cheery glow
More significant will that be seen than
Living an eternity with sorrow, grief
For in your bright shining moment
Sailors in gratitude will stop to observe
Light of your radiance, a new dawning
New direction to life’s eternal moments
Carl James

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