Ending and Living


In Dying, All Well, and Living

At the end of my journey, I may suffer
ill health and lost vitality.
Some days I agonize over real and imagined wrongs.
Many days I feel sad and beat down.
It is then that I call out,
lament and complain, then proclaim:
Joy in the Word! Joy with God central within me!
And again it is well with my soul. I am blessed by my Lord always.
"Cleric, Knight, and Workman": the t...
When I have it all,
and know it all,
and all seem to love me,
I need to be kept, and in the center, more than ever.
He is my helper as I wind down and ail.
Remember now:
He is my architect in all these gifts that
I revel in.
Each way, I am blessed to be a blessing.
I am blessed by Him in all that is good.
May I remember each day?

(c) Tom Bolton, 8 November 2013, west town


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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