Written by: Victor P.
“To the Year’s End”
Let’s come to the end
Of another year
With our old selves,
With our old hearts.
See now as another year comes to an end;
Another many chose to carelessly spend.
We should have taken a stand
And more tried to understand.
There are mysteries we’ve not delved into
And matters we haven’t considered.
Oh, think, how little have we given unto
The God who has us all created?
Oh, what have we taken for granted?
Have we given more than we’ve received?
I say to those who’ve truly repented:
Beyond this is more than we’ve conceived!
We have reached the end, my friends,
Another year has come and gone!
How much have we left undone?
What will await us when our life ends?
The year’s end is like a preview
Of our own life’s eventual end.
We see when we ourselves view:
We borrow much and little lend.
Let’s not wear a mask of hope.
We fail in our attempts to cope
With all these things alone, on our own
But pride whips us, our scars have shown.
Tick, tock; we rarely sit and watch the clock,
With all there is to do we do not have the time for such things;
We so soon lose track of every tick and tock,
We just rush, run, chase, sleep and repeat as time its song sings.
Hurry along in life each day,
Slow down only to sleep.
We have fallen very deep
Into the pit that is everyday.
Let’s set fire to the fields of our dead harvest
And watch it be consumed as we think of the future.
In better things our time and resources invest
And we’ll see the growth of something better, sure.
With each new step we near our graves, that is reality’s sting;
With every exhaled breath we have less remaining.
To waste our time here just accumulating, attaining
Is to miss life’s point and leave it all here but self with nothing.
Oh, let’s leave gems intangible
And memorable etches upon loved hearts;
Attempt to mend loved ones’ broken parts.
Let’s make promises keepable!
Walk into the new night
With an assisted sight;
Words will light the way
And love inside will stay.
Glory to God Alone.