BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Richard Moore, 2021

rmlaurentian@gmail.com

 

 

Living my eleventh life

 

spared almost any strife

 

at peace with the earth

 

knowing its worth

 

yet feeling it cursed

 

afraid for its future.

 

 

Number eleven

 

beckons me to heaven

 

or hell

 

who can tell?

 

I try to stay steady

 

I am anything but ready.

 

 

Little David and little Grace

 

are in their first

 

not at all knowing what they will face

 

as they become more versed

 

in the world of many a word

 

during their second and third.

 

 

I want to be around

 

at least until such time

 

as they have found

 

their prime

 

as adolescents

 

and have begun to sense their essence.

 

 

Perhaps there will come a day

 

when we may

 

indulge in conversation

 

and reflection

 

exchanging quiet emotion

 

and neural notion.

 

 

So, God, please give me

 

a little assist

 

to ensure that my plea

 

will not be missed

 

and that my esprit

 

can linger longer.

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Eleventh Life

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