ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Foreordained? - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

I suffer from a malady
And have done since I first drew breath
I know this for a certainty.
The end result will be my death.

Why should I let this worry me?
I know that I have died before.
My soul will live eternally.
Each time I die I'm born once more.

Each life I must learn something new.
Something I have not learned before.
One life insufficient to
add enough knowledge to my store.

I must return again to learn
Each life I have to start anew
To garner credits which I earn
By doing what I have to do.

I can't access my memories.
I start each life with a clean sheet.
And build up knowledge by degrees.
Like other men I must compete.

To earn my place and gain respect.
It is entirely up to me.
There is no way I can expect
To earn my merits easily.

The obstacles I overcome.
Will be recorded faithfully.
Although I score the minimum..
I still progress although slowly.

Life is a journey all must make.
Although there is no urgency.
About the speed or road we take.
Because we have eternity.

We live we die we are reborn.
Always to different circumstance.
To poverty or else high born.
Each life provides another chance.

To move on towards the light.
Where we will know as we are known.
And gain the power of wingless flight.
Because we are at last full grown.

The journey to maturity.
We undertake at our own pace.
We can choose slowly or swiftly.
Until we reach the trysting place.

We will return from whence we came.
And become part of the oversoul.
We'll have succeeded in our aim.
To merge must be our final goal.

Monday,09 April 2012

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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