Where Are The Answers?
So many questions on life are asked
but to our own particular soul
like, how many minutes are there left
until I’ve heard my final toll?
Will I be at peace then at the end
or will I suffer grand?
And will everyone that I have loved
forgive and understand?
Have I done enough for those
who have really needed me?
And if not then why, I ask myself
have I sailed a selfish sea?
Do I deserve the life that I have lived
without many a tear or strife?
Do I deserve the love and care
of my family, friends and wife?
Though what lies ahead is mystery
so too, were all my days before
and when only hope and prayers are left
what awaits beyond that final door?
Is there a Heaven and or a Hell
that shall beckon for my spirit
and if, which place, shall I be called
shall I then rejoice or fear it?
But, as I think upon these things
I realize that these are questions
that offer me more than a doubtful life
and have now become suggestions!
For as long as we can change for good
and our life’s bell has a tone
and if it peals each day without an end
then, can we not atone?
Still then I ask this of myself
when I deem that as solution
am I just grasping at a phantom wind
or merely self-absolution?
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