Everything Will Be Left Behind – A Poem

The death of our loved ones, a family member, or even just closed friends or co-workers naturally brings emotional pain and wound in our heart. This is because it’s hard to let go of anybody or anything we are used to see, to be with or having attached to. Just losing my pet dog took me long time to recover, how much more for a close relative or a family member. Our family was bereaved when one who was considered as a “refuge” to every family member in need just pass away last January 2018. We are still in the process of healing and coping up for the loss when another member gave up his last breath on April 28, 2018. Our family is in mourning but we have to accept the truth that everything has a season and all of us whether we like it or not, whether we are ready or not, will all face the parting moment between life and death. We could not escape it no matter how much we try, we’ll all experience that last glimpse of this earth. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 says “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;”


Everything Will Be Left Behind

Be delighted in all your eyes could see and hands could touch,
The pleasure of each moment spent with loved ones and your precious friends at sight,
The joyous times and laughter and the noise of them with you around,
Will not be there one day for all these that you have will all be left behind.

Behold while you still see their smile and feel their sweet, sweet love,
While their comforting tap your skin could feel, could sense, and could be touched by hand,
Enjoy the essence and the pure fresh smell of the playing little ones,
For they will not be there one day for all these things will all be left behind.

The treasure, riches and possessions that you’re holding in your hand,
The fruits of all your labor and unrestful day and night,
The places, times, events and every plans of future that you have,
Will not be there one day for all these that you’ve got will all be left behind.

Ahead you see your dreams, and all you’ve planned in life,
Your hope, aspirations, goals, and all your deep desires,
All these good and noble things as well as your good heart,
Will not be there one day for all these that you have will all be left behind.

I wrote this poem while pondering on the absolute reality of life that one day we will all come to the point when we will breath our last then finally close our eyes for good. Sounds scary for some, I don’t intend to scare you but I’m just being realistic. In our family alone, we have lost two in just a span of three months this year both were sudden death. This is really devastating and painful but it’s also a good reminder for all of us. Sometimes we forget this truth and we act like we hold our life in our own hands. We spend our life working hard making the night like a day because we have dreams that we want to fulfill. Many of us live to work and not work to live. But all these works that we try to accomplish, the dreams we try to reach, the goals we try to achieve, even if we happen to get them all, no riches, no victory, nothing could be brought with us after this life. All these things that we strive hard for would be meaningless and useless when we face the reality of that moment of saying goodbye to the world and all our loved ones. So let’s enjoy each day granted to us by God and try to live according to His purpose for all of us are not guaranteed of tomorrow.

Psalm 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”



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