This One Moment

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The past clings to me–wraps itself around my ankles;

footfalls of memory drag my faith down.

The future looms big yet empty,

filled with possibility–often empty of direction.

But I have this moment.

I have this moment to seek,

to surrender,

to die to self.

I have this moment to be kind,

to be devout,

to love.

And I will leave the past and the future to God

for I have this one moment

to live.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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18 Responses to This One Moment

  1. Claire Demetre says:

    Beautiful moments we have when we use them to be kind and to spread love. Thanks for such a sweet poem and I’m sure a reflection of your own heart. With your permission can I share this on FB credited to you of course?

  2. susansplace says:

    Good words to live by. Thank you.

  3. Angeline M says:

    What a beautiful photo and words; it is always important to remember that we have this moment.

  4. pattisj says:

    Much truth in this.

  5. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Lovely poem, the past is written the future is not, but enjoy the moment too!

  6. dorannrule says:

    You really did capture the moment Lilly and you do it all the time, in verse and art photography combinations. As always, I am so impressed.

  7. Happy and prosperous New Year, Ms. Lily… 🙂 warm regards…

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