Youth In Verse Legacy Picture

Legacy

Life is full of poetry
As life is full of pain.
So it is for you and me
Time and time again.

The tender warmth of love’s embrace
So quickly steals away
Amid the clamour and the pace
Of the everyday.

Even when we stop awhile
To ponder life’s design,
The pain remains behind the smile –
The legacy of time.

Nonetheless the lyric rhymes
Will always cast their spell,
Even when the pain, at times,
Becomes a taste of hell,

Since beauty is God’s radiance
Reflected in us all,
And pain is our inheritance
From Adam and the Fall.

So the two live side by side –
Companions if not friends.
The laughter shared; the tears all cried –
Both with us to the end.