Footprints in Eternity

I wrote the below poem in the summer of 2009 in honor of my mother’s art exhibit of Jerusalem paintings that was displayed in the Jerusalem Theater. Inspired by the famous “Footprints in the Sand” account. You can see my mother’s artwork at www.niraspitz.com

 

Footprints in Eternity

 

Footprints in the Sand, deep, immediate, tangible.

Salt and sand and sea, envelope with a warm caress.

Ephemeral, fleeting, a transient journey,

The impression is washed away like a dream.

 

Footprints in the Stone, light, imperceptible, negligible.

Skin and leather on rock, bounce on the cool surface.

Ephemeral, fleeting, a transient journey,

The mark is ingrained forever.

 

Footprints in the Golden City, chaotic, historic, revolutionary.

Babylonians, Greeks, Crusaders, Byzantines,

Ephemeral, fleeting, a transient journey,

The empires are but a memory.

 

Footprints in our Soul, loving, cherished, unforgettable.

Parents, children, friends, soul mates,

Ephemeral, fleeting, a transient journey,

Their love is eternal.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s