Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 16,906 Points (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Ph: Life: One Day Closer To Eternity - Poem by Brian Johnston

This morning I woke up again
Much closer to eternity,
But though it's clear this life will end
Today is still enough for me.

I do not KNOW what lies ahead
And yet I FEEL that God is real,
For beauty in the world around
Is such a part of His appeal.

Life's not a privilege that I earned,
Seems more a gift of Divine Grace,
My intellect a mystery,
My will a ticket to disgrace.

Is soul just phantom of the mind
And every good I'd do in jest?
Without a God is life in vain?
Is man the author of life's test?

For some God's judgment's fantasy,
For others it brings only fear,
I find 'God's Goodness' fount of hope
That time may make life's meaning clear.

Man's life an eye blink in God's time
But where's creation more divine?
Though just a footnote on life's stage
Made in God's image 'His Design? '

It's said God's spirit's only Love
That certainly is what I'd know
For life seems wasted at a gym
What most think gain just TV 'snow! ''

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
January 16,2016

Comments about Ph: Life: One Day Closer To Eternity by Brian Johnston

  • Abekah Emmanuel (1/17/2016 10:56:00 AM)

    This is one of the best poem titles that I call...'poetic titles

    Indeed, ' one day closer to Eternity' is enough for my heart to to be in suspense.

    This is a very philosophical and deep in thought piece that couldn't have come from an amateur poet but by a senior fellow. I love this piece.

    For life seems wasted at a gym
    What most think gain just TV 'snow! ''

    Life is indeed a mystery.

    Keep it up!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2016

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