Love, Mercy And Forgiveness

A Poem


I have spent my entire life

accumulating barter,

Yet find here at the end,

that I have nothing

With which to pay my passage

across the river, Styx.

It turns out that worldly possessions

are the wrong price to pay

To obtain a secure future

in eternity,

Where the coin of the realm is

Love, Mercy and Forgiveness.

Jesus and Muhamad and Confucius

have told us all this…but, alas,

Too few of us have taken the time,

and paid attention to our salvation

To benefit from this knowledge, and so,

we drift in the purgatory of our things.

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.