LIFE IS SUCH A FLEETING THING

BY:  SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 1999

ONE MINUTE YOU ARE SHARING A TREASURED THOUGHT,

EMBELLISHING IT WITH MANY DETAILS TO GET YOU POINT ACROSS,

LETTING ME KNOW IT REPRESENTS SOMETHING YOU’VE LONG SOUGHT.

IT’S AN IMPORTANT THING TO YOU – NOT SOME ALBATROSS.

BUT SUDDENLY YOU’VE DESERTED ME IN MID-STREAM –

LEFT ME WITH ONLY FOND MEMORIES WE’VE SHARED.

SOMETIMES I WONDER..,  WAS IT A PLEASANT DREAM?

AND SOMETIMES THAT THOUGHT MAKES ME VERY SCARED.

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY WE WERE BASKING IN OUR LOVE,

CONVINCED WE HAD FOREVER TO ENJOY AND SHARE.

BUT, IN THE MIDST OF OUR FUN-FILLED PUSH AND SHOVE,

YOU RAN OUT ON ME — PAIN — LOSS I CAN HARDLY BEAR.

I’M NOT AFRAID TO FACE LIFE ALL ALONE.

GOD IS MY PROVIDER, PROTECTOR AND FRIEND.

BUT, YOU WERE MY BUDDY AND NOW YOU’RE GONE.

YOUR VOID WILL BE FILLED.  I’LL START A NEW TREND.

I’LL FIND SOME LONELY FOLKS AND BRING SOME JOY TO THEM.

I’LL GET SO BUSY HELPING OTHERS, I WON’T HAVE TIME TO CRY.

I’LL FILL MY DAYS WITH DEEDS UP TO THE BRIM.

I’LL BE CONTENT AND FULFILLED.  I WON’T HAVE TO TRY.

IN MY CLOUD OF WITNESSES HAS BEEN ADDED MY COMRADE…

THE ONE WHO ALWAYS STOOD WITH ME BY MY SIDE.

NOW HE’S STILL THERE TO ENCOURAGE ME AND MAKE ME GLAD.

HE’S NOT SEEN BY OTHERS — SOME EVEN SAY HE DIED.

BUT I’M GLAD HE KNOWS EVERY STEP I TAKE

AND NODS HIS APPROVAL WHEN I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

TRUE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS AND ITS SOMETHING YOU CAN’T FAKE.

HE HELPS ENCOURAGE MY RIGHT ACTION — NEVER CUTS ME ANY SLACK.

TIME WILL SEE THESE TWO BEST FRIENDS ONCE AGAIN UNITED.

IT’S JUST A TEMPORARY PARTING WE’RE WALKING THROUGH.

SO, DON’T SORROW FOR US OR THINK WE’VE BE SLIGHTED.

WHEN WE’RE TOGETHER AGAIN, IT’LL ALL BE BRAND NEW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE IS SUCH A FLEETING THING [Sunny Orly Coffman] 4-11-99 ~ POEM          1

 

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