Better live before I die

Eternal evermore I may one day
find peace forever if just I pray,
God is graceful — that’s your belief
his hands show mercy from this grief
I have for parting with this land, though
joy today is better lived before I go.

Soul Carried to Heaven by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

I have difficulties finding solace in a life in the afterlife, better live a life as well as I can.

This is an alphabetic sextet for Lilian at dVerse.

September 13, 2018

31 responses to “Better live before I die

  1. “joy today is better lived today before I go”
    I’m reminded of the phrase, much more uneloquent than yours, “you can’t take it with you.” The words “your belief” focus the reader to your voice here. Thanks for joining in…..looking forward to lots more ABCs today 🙂

  2. A little touch of Zorba in this; not full blown hedonism, but joyful living in the Now. Your rhyme scheme does class up the challenge.

  3. we really don’t know what tomorrow of the after life will be, so I agree, let’s live with joy and tell those people who bring us joy that they did just that.

  4. kaykuala

    I have for parting with this land, though
    joy today is better lived before I go.

    Parting on a good note is most ideal. Great close Bjorn!

    Hank

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