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In That Now

In That Now

I was a man
Before I’s a boy
I just didn’t yet know
Enough of Life’s joy

My body grew
A mans it became
But I reverted to boyhood
Still playing kids games

The all at once
Everything changed
My existence desolate
Emotions panged

Herein’s the mystery
Before me laid bare
Love, Life, they surround us
Sharing, Living, these are all too rare

Shocked into Living
All finally made sense
But for Life lived
There was no recompense

Second chances are few
Love’s too important to wait
Be all you can always
Before it really is too late

This was my folly
Loves pulchritude in sight
I wasn’t doing my best
What mattered most, I lost in a night

Hear now my plea
Learn from the past
Don’t repeat mistakes
Life’s gone too fast

I Prey thee heed
This lonely heats rhyme
Forsake not what is given
There’s no turning back time

If I had it all
To do once again
I’d be in that now
The man I should’ve been

© 12 Oct 2012 James Elrond Mings

Author:

I am a Writer and Poet, Construction Worker with a Union, would be Organic Farmer, Son, Brother, Cousin, Friend, and a few others. I would like to add a few more; Husband, father, .... the list will grow! I am currently working on personal growth, publishing my first book, becoming a Journeyman in the Carpenters Union, learning more of Gardening and Green things, and embracing Life as it comes! Life and Love are only as easy as we allow them to be, but are ever present, when we are ready to embrace them! Time is a tricky, devious thing, and Life is never easy. Nor should it be, the challenge is how we grow! While ever developing mentally and Spiritually over the last decade, The "obstacles to progress" are morphing into challenges to be met, and are ever changing. Such is the amazing Wonder that is Life, as we Learn, as we Grow! Too much structure is at the very heart of institutionalization, and not enough is the path to chaos. Learning that balance I believe is a Life-long challenge. One of many, as balance(s) is(are) ever changing too! All the while (and, as we ALL are...), I am, have been, and continue to be, so very Blessed!! Divine Providence, the "Finger of God", or even a reference to "Footprints"; all and more apply! The Energy of Life is all around us! Creating, Energizing, Healing, Invigorating! Life feeds the Energy of Life! Call It/Them how/by/what you will... Their presence and influence in and upon my Life has been amazing, and I could not, and would not, be who or where I am (NONE of us would/could be), without Them! Divine Providence, Creators/Masters of the multi-verse, the Spark of Life, the Energy that Nourishes, Higher Power, whatever/however you so choose to acknowledge our own smallness in the Universe! Without Their Love, Their Guidance, we are lost. We are sick, we are incomplete, when we lack the Faith to Heal and be Whole! I am growing, and Healing, and Learning, and am greatly in need thereof. But I AM growing, and Healing, and Learning! And so the Light "at the end of the tunnel" Shines ever bright! And Day by Day, I struggle, to be better than I was the day before, and to be prepared to be even better tomorrow! Hallelujah! Aloha! Namaste! As-Salàmu Àlaykum! Peace!

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