Time Isn't Very Long

Once I desired a rich man's goal;
I schemed a selfish plot.
I woke to find a tarnished soul,
A soul that I forgot.

I planned a future bright ahead;
Ambition was my song.
It vanished when I realized
Time isn't very long.

I heard the gentle voice of God
Steal o'er my dreams of fame;
I stood in awe and wonderment
As He called out my name.

I saw my castles standing high
I'd built with zealous song.
God said, "Redemption draweth nigh;
Time isn't very long."

Examining my selfish schemes,
I let my castles fall.
I realized that worldly dreams
Would never last at all.

God's words had pointed out to me
How fleeting was my plan.
He gave me visions of a house
Not built by mortal man.

Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis

"Time Isn't Very Long" received a Second Place Award in the
January 1995  issue of RB's Poets' Viewpoint.

This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer browser with a large screen monitor.
Other browser users will not be able to hear the music.

For info on page/graphics, and for Email,
go to my Index page.

View Guest Book   ****   Sign Guest Book


All poetry written by Ruth Gillis is copyrighted and may not be used in any way
without written permission from the author herself,
whether it is found on this site or any other.
If you would like to use my poetry for any purpose,
please email me for permission.