Constant

Ever moving, his example is clear
Life is to be lived without fear
But instead with constant progress forward
Ever moving, his motion ever toward
The vision he sees of a potential future
Impossible to reach but a worthy endeavor
Despite life’s war that breaks and takes
Each exhausted morning he wakes
Rising like the sun, a light to follow
Avoiding the temptation to wallow
In quagmires of unprevented pains
War wounds cutting and draining his veins
Not of his blood but of his immortality
A dream which was always youth’s fallacy
Yet ever onward he battles.
An unstoppable beacon.
A constant.

I wrote this for my father’s 70th birthday, June 1, 2022.

Blog | J. Abram Barneck

Constant

Ever moving, his example is clear
Life is to be lived without fear
But instead with constant progress forward
Ever moving, his motion ever toward
The vision he sees of a potential future
Impossible to reach but a worthy endeavor
Despite life’s war that breaks and takes
Each exhausted morning he wakes
Rising like the sun, a light to follow
Avoiding the temptation to wallow
In quagmires of unprevented pains
War wounds cutting and draining his veins
Not of his blood but of his immortality
A dream which was always youth’s fallacy
Yet ever onward he battles.
An unstoppable beacon.
A constant.

I wrote this for my father’s 70th birthday, June 1, 2022.