Time Edges On

Time edges on

I cannot dread

The victories won

By other faithful ones instead

 

Thy truth so deeply granted

And liberty unknown

Squandered all I did

This fate I hold alone

 

Dim essence of restoration

Burst of unaided light

Still calls and pulls

Within this hideous night

 

But what of my gain

Its reckless freedom drove

My heart into the open streets

This soul completely froze

 

Adventure and caution

Two weights I walk with now

Naive trust in Man gone

My hands grip hard the plow

 

Future, challenge

Evil stands unabashed

Countenance, fortitude

Immortality must in this life last

 

Cleansing, renewal

The skeptic’s dream inside

Time edges on

I no longer need the lie

 

Copyright ©2000 Andrew Jack Rhodes

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