IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Inevitable For M 'Lady Mary Gordley

The rugged rocks although they try
cannot prevent, merely delay.
The flowing stream which will pass by
and in so doing wear away.

The rocks which try to stem the flow
and slowly grind them down to sand.
This is the secret rivers know
theirs is the task to change the land

Although the rugged rocks maintain.
That they will keep their pride of place.
The water moves them grain by grain
until there’s very little trace.

They may endure for centuries
but water flows eternally.
The rocks succumb eventually
and leave the river flowing free.

Time also like a river flows
and wears away the lives of men
Though to what end and what purpose.
Men question time and time again.

There are some things we may not know
and that is why there’s no reply.
We only know it must be so
that in due course all men must die.

22-Mar-08

by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Comments (1)

Ivor how kind of you to consider me with so thoughtful a poem. Yes, mortal life does entail such inevitable loss of those we love. What can't be taken is the love and memories of what we shared with them in life. Thank you sincerely kind sir.