by Hilary Snogren
Life begins at birth,
like a flower springing up from the ground, reaching for the sun.
It grows and flourishes,
as the small mountain streams flow into the mighty ocean
The innocence of life fades,
as the daylight fades into darkness
Life is loving, believing in something greater than oneself.
Like a droplet knows that it is part of something bigger, the ocean.
As life grows
Life is learning; collecting more knowledge.
Like a neglected corner collects dust as the years pass by.
Live and Learn
Life pauses at death.
It stops for a while, but then continues.
As a bird sits on a tree branch, but returns to flying after a rest.
Death is not the end of life.
Life continues as the seasons change
A never-ending cycle.