© 2018 Barbara Grace Lake

[Not quite yet, but I may request this one be read at my funeral]

Today one born, an ancient dies
From birth to death a speck in time
For those involved along its path
Each second an infinity

Today I leave my cane behind
And barefoot walk upon cool grass
Enjoying blades between my toes
The warmth of sun upon my face

Today in all my time on earth
I’ll live and love and laugh and feel
Immerse myself in joy of life
Confound all shadows of despair

Today I will unaided dance
On mountains, deserts, sea and clouds
Before me beauties never seen
Fulfilling, filling all I am

Today I see with clarity
How intermingled life revolves
From author and imagining
From life towards eternity

Today I offer life my own
And life returns yet one more soul
To live a destined span of years
A tiny leaf in timelessness