They won’t be held back;
They don’t regard trifling things, like money.
Onward, onward they proceed, smoother than honey.
I have named them thieves,
Wayward gluttons, consuming all they touch;
What’s taken is gone, never returned, desired much
They are those and more.
But with another breath, I call them kind;
Too fair to be forgotten, the gifts left behind.
Thieves? Kind? Which are they?
I sit in my corner and try to decide;
Half full–Half empty–I can’t say, but I have tried.
Years have come and gone.
Treasures they’ve taken; Great gifts they’ve bestowed.
I have a record, a heritage, an abode.
Still years sneak by me
Rapidly now; so much faster they roll.
Yet God walks beside me; while I push to the goal.
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
(James 4:14 ~ NIV)
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