Barry Middleton

A Hedged Bet - Poem by Barry Middleton

the scarlet fire of the setting sun
may be heaven or may be hell

and every man must pause to look
and wish that he could tell

and far beyond the horizon's gate
where every answer hides

the mystery waits within the clouds
beyond the restless tides

and foolish is the careless man
who does not hedge his bet

to clear the way at the end of day
and cover all his debt

Topic(s) of this poem: spiritual, death

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 19, 2016

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