Monday, July 6, 2009

The Dash

The Dash
Your Journey all begins
with a number that
signifies your birth
The other number you receive
is when you depart this earth
But if your living for numbers
you might as well quit
A legacy is not given
it has to be built
Just existing will not achieve it
In the end
being first and last
will not mean much anyway
What everyone will remember
is the small things you did
from day to day
The dash I speak of
Is not a run or a sprint
It is the symbol for living
and what you life has meant

Copyright ©2009 Christopher Lynn Lane

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sail Away

Sail Away
I open my sail
over and over
again I fail
I can not make any ground
the tide seems to profound
I wait and watch
the waters rise
The tide once again
is my demise
I have taken
plenty of damage
My perseverance
is my only bandage
Maybe there is
no escape for me
Not even
lifting my anchor
will set me free

Copyright ©2009 Christopher Lynn Lane