John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

*3 Nothing Lasts For Ever - Poem by John Knight

Nothing lasts for ever - except the LOVE of GOD
Tomorrow all forgotten - the streets where once I trod
Even in my lifetime - I've seen things come and go
The school where I was taught - places I used to know.
Buildings fine and monuments - now lie beneath the sod
Nothing lasts forever - except the LOVE of GOD.

Nothing lasts forever - except the LOVE of GOD
The barns I stored my corn in - the horses I once shod
The fields we sowed our wheat in - all concrete covered Malls
Now an ugly motorway - the woods I played with Pals
Where is she now the sacred cow - of Farmer Ormerod?
Nothing lasts forever - except the LOVE of GOD.

Change and decay and building grey - in all around I see
I only hope the folks i know - can se the change in me.
For since I put my trust in GOD - my future's far from bleak
I know this Earth will pass away - so Heaven's love I seek
The Lord is my Good Shepherd - I trust His staff and rod
For - Nothing lasts for ever - except the LOVE of GOD.

John Knight 2 March 2011.


Comments about *3 Nothing Lasts For Ever by John Knight

  • (3/4/2011 8:36:00 PM)

    Beautiful. It rhymes and flows rythmically, laced throughout the reminiscence with the excellent reminder of vanity and the love of God. Delightful. The trip down memory lane is lovely, tinged with the very real grief of the destruction of the simple natural beauty for the concrete jungle which comparatively stifles all life. The wonder of God's salvation, giving hope and life and changing a man are excellent in this, continuing the theme of change, only for the better, ie. 'nothing lasts forever...even childhood and youth are vanity, and the old man replaced by the new. This is a wonderful piece. I quite enjoyed it. (Report)Reply

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  • Smoky Hoss (3/3/2011 10:17:00 PM)

    Incredibly good poem, enjoyed it very deeply, thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011



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