Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life happens as we breathe

I wrote this poem to read at my brother's memorial. My brother fell off the dock where he worked and hit his head. It was a sudden passing.


From breath to breath we are born and die.First flashing as a star, shining with every promise,Then settling into orbit, steady into life as breath exhales.We turn, and what we leave is what we bringBetween the breaths
Ecclesiastes 3 begins: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. In this book, Solomon explores the meaning of life. By the end of chapter 12, Solomon understands that the lures and adventures of life alone are  meaningless and shares “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”