As the World Goes By

A Poem By Johanna // 2/1/2009

Through many years of change I've stood,
Seeing many creatures live and die.
Yet I'm dissatisfied and sigh
To sprout wings like eagles and fly.
But as I'm a tree of the wood,
I must watch all the world go by.

I have seen children grow from babes,
Now grown, with children of their own.
I've heard my dear friends moan and groan,
Crashing to earth, forever gone
Without a farewell or goodbye.
But still I watch the world go by.

Men have lived and died in my time,
Accomplishing many great things,
Enabling freedom to ring.
Other men who became cruel beings
Let tyranny reign over all.
Yet still I watch the world go by.

One day my turn will also come,
To join my brethren and die.
It lets me bid the earth goodbye,
I have no wish to death defy;
I'll leave this earth to praise my God,
And no more watch this world go by.

Comments

GREAT!!!!!!

That was aw inspiering :)
Sorry for reading it so late :(
Love,
Rosie

Anonymous | Tue, 03/24/2009

Thank you!

Thank you so much, I enjoyed writing it!
~JP

Johanna | Tue, 03/24/2009

"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."
- Charles Spurgeon

Nice!

Reminds me of Treebeard in a way.

James | Tue, 05/05/2009

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

Yes!

Yes! My kind of poem. Great job Johanna

Arthur | Tue, 12/01/2009

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."