Hilda Bristow

Rookie (11 April 1927 - 8 February 2004 / Durham, United Kingdom)

One Life For You And I To Live...... - Poem by Hilda Bristow

One life for you and I to live
Just one - a sob'ring thought
No second chance will ever come
So live it as you ought
One heart within our breast to beat
Just one - we have no choice
And it alone tells right from wrong
So heed its gentle voice
One mind to purify our thoughts
One mind to give us hope
To lift us up to greater heights
When we through darkness grope
One soul bequeathed to each of us
One soul - a sacred trust
On loan from God, until the day
These bodies turn to dust.
These priceless gifts are ours until
Our course is truly run
We give them back with one last prayer
One death - and all is done.


Comments about One Life For You And I To Live...... by Hilda Bristow

  • (3/26/2006 10:13:00 AM)


    How beautiful. And so true. A poet with a true gift.
    I'm moved.
    Brian.
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  • Ernestine Northover (9/18/2005 3:14:00 PM)


    I could cry at this one Sally. Beautiful! Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 16, 2005



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