Tuesday, April 7, 2009

They do not leave but lead


Beyond

We are here but briefly
Holding on
To this land we consider solid
As it vanishes behind us.

Our mission is not to stay
But journey
To move from here to there
And beyond.

We travel sometimes together
But alone
At a pace not set
By us.

Our goal
Is not to linger longer
But to travel from here
To beyond

So when a friend goes
Beyond our reach
It is not to leave us
But to lead

(c) J. Binford-Bell
For all that go before

1 comment:

  1. "So when a friend goes
    Beyond our reach
    It is not to leave us
    But to lead"

    How beautifully you have expressed what
    death is. Not a leaving but a new beginning.

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