Saturday, October 11, 2014

A moment in time


He flashed a moment
in time when he was
young, a moment
in time when he knew
everything, a moment
in time when anything
was possible, a moment
in time when empires
could be conquered.

He flashed a moment
in time when he was
old and understood
how little he knew.


Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

2 comments:

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

"When he was old and understood how little he knew."
Perfectly describes how the more we age in knowledge and experience, how inadequate and lacking our human understanding is without God's help. Loved this poem, Glynn!

Peggy said...

I've also been musing lately on youth vs. age, wondering what connection the current me has to the young one who thought she "knew everything." Your poem gives words to my wonderings. Thank you!
--Peggy Rosenthal