Things Fall Apart



Things fall apart
Things come together
Not sometimes Always
Marriages Churches Nations
Neighbors Nature itself
Stops growing Starts
Dying Recycling it`
Self into spring

All things take part
All things get reborn
Not sometimes Always
Seed of flower Seed of fruit
Seed of Adam & of Eve
What are we but spent
Remnants of a Fall?
Death into Life

All things fall apart
All things come together
Not just sometimes Always
Clouds burst open Soil crumbles
Sunlight shatters Yet in the tomb
Lies the resurrection mystery
Is what comes to be always
Greater than what was?


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to Things Fall Apart

  1. Reblogged this on just A voice and commented:
    Love this perspective.
    “no eye has seen, no ear has heard…”
    Destiny boils down to a choice.


  2. cheryl622014 says:

    Lovely lovely lovely, yes and not negative but hopeful and always resurrection, main one or mini ones in the preparation to final understanding…that is of course outside our human made concept of time!!!


  3. Wonderful piece…I love the repetition of “Not sometimes Always”. I think in this life, we must have faith in the “always” that lies beyond everything we know on this earth.


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