Today

Felt the sun beaming on my face
and thought
I won’t know this one day
some time in the future.

Heard the breeze tickle leaves
and thought
I won’t know this one day
some time in the future.

Saw the water crest over my glass rim
and thought
I won’t know this one day
some time in the future,
when I get to move on ‘way from here.

I thought about the troubles
in the world, in my community,
in my family
and thought
I won’t know this one day
some time in the future.

If I believe in the stories I heard,
lessons learned,
it will all be peaceful and restful
and faith-filled and joyous and none of this
the good, the bad, nor the ugly
will be remembered.

And I thought —
I will be alright with this
one day
some time in the future.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

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