(Poem) Pass It On



We were all born and we all will die

Breath is slapped into us and out

A to Z this is upon all our heads

Do we prosper or do we starve

Was there light in our darkness


Born to slave for the rich man’s crumbs

All work, no life, no play yet we try

Our Children and theirs, do they no us

Choices we made killed our inner Soul

Life without being loved is not a life at all


Love in our old age is truly hard to fathom

Work till you drop is the true path of the poor

We rent a piece of G-d’s property, for a while

For we in deed own nothing in this life at all

Wisdom, knowledge, love is life so pass it on


One thought on “(Poem) Pass It On

  1. I shared your beautiful poem on Facebook. May I now share with you one of mine along the same lines as yours?


    © 2018 Barbara Grace Lake

    A baby breathes its first long breath
    Years later breathes a shuddering last
    Between two breaths a life is spent
    Unknown is how the die was cast

    How did this person use that life
    In thought of others, or of ease
    How many markers on the way
    Show guiltless aims or taint reprised

    One breath, just one, the difference
    Between a truth or truth betrayed
    The choice is there, at times unseen
    But none can choose another’s way

    What value did this person place
    Upon the young, help steer them from
    Seductive paths of errancy
    Missteps to which they might succumb

    Or what temptations did he face
    To choose dishonor if for gain
    Who benefited from his being
    Because he walked a road unstained

    A world rejoices that he lived
    This simple human being of worth
    The cosmos welcomes him at last
    Into the portage made at birth


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