This poem was previously published in March, 2019. During this time, more of my writing was inspired by Christian themes.
Some equate dealing with this life to running a race
Of course, sometimes we pause and turnabout face
Wise people say, “Persistent and steady wins the race”
Better than hurrying to eat dinner without saying grace
Others encourage with, “Hurry up and build it now”
Oh my! Can’t one stop to relax and take a bow?
Another calls out, “Experience it today works best”
What about using tomorrow—no worries one jests!
All of the above wisdom may be honest and true
But God will wait patiently until we are all through
We are all imperfections in God’s all-seeing eyes
Life will bring new challenges as each year flies
There is always another hill to climb so we can see
The greener grass sometimes turns brown for thee
Life throws “stuff” along our way, not always good
Sometimes we lack courage to go when we should
It is time to finish the big race and succeed
Anything less sells us short of our final deed
All should count their blessings—so many
God fills us up with much joy for all and any
Life’s journey seems like a marathon run
Take it one day at a time, enjoy the fun!