My Temporary Existence

My Temporary Existence

A poem by Ginger Cochran

 

Life and Death, 2019. Yarn fiber, cotton rope and wood, 16 x 60 inches, $740  Ginger Cochran

Life and Death, 2019. Yarn fiber, cotton rope and wood, 16 x 60 inches, $740

Ginger Cochran

My reflection seems ghostly and hollow

Through the window of the room.

My memories are shadows,

But there’s no impending doom.

 

The rain tricks my mind

Gentle drops are amplified.

I then remember my life

And all the things I tried.

 

I smile at the grass and simple things

The quiet hum of the sky.

I laugh over all the struggles

That’ll happen when you die.

 

I tread through the mist

And meet those of the past

I remember less of turmoil

And only peace at last.

 

I now know what was right

And finally, what was true

That I was thankful everyday

I had my family and you.

 

This life had meaning

This lesson was taught

The dream was worth it

Every goal I had sought.

Now I live forever

Forgetting those who lied

I’ll continue on and on

My forever existence now to abide.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Ginger Cochran is an abstract painter and fiber sculptor, as well as emerging poet, residing in Denton Texas. She is currently working on her first poetry collection, Doorways, to be published in 2019. To see more of her prose, visit Self Labeled.


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