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Below is the poem entitled Ephemeral which was written by poet Debra Squyres. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Tis not mystifying, though disheartening, 
that we are simply passing shadows
…. a mere breath exhaled…. transitory
 Sunrises numbered at first drawn breath
 though each stand of hair is lovingly counted
A lone flower in a field of waving grass
 will pass unnoticed, once flourished.
 The wind becoming the only witness, 
to its existence, as its scent is carried
 across the meadow....fragrance dissipating
Swift waters of life slowly-- but surely--
 wear away our most precious of stones
 their features gently altered with time
 until the final last grain deteriorates 
finding rest, peacefully, on a distant shore

NOTE:  This poem was inspired by the book of Psalms as well as Nature and MY FAITH.

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Debra, I enjoyed reading this lovely poem! Congrats on your win! Going in my favs. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Congrats, Debra. Nice going. Kudos. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Wonderfully crafted, we'll enjoy every day while we're here--but so right--time does not wait!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Debra, I got one word for you.... "CONGRATULATIONS!" ;-)...PD

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Beautiful Deb, you weave your thoughts so intricately. It must be a reflection on what is happeningin your life right now. My thoughts are with you> Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Wow Debra , there is a reverence to this poem and many will find solace in it. Beautiful !!!!Hope all is well for your Father. Hugs Anne

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 2:42:00 PM
    The essence of a souls existance. Is discovered far out in the distance. Of days to come when life is taken. For now, we pray we're not forsaken. Hi Debra, may God's grace be on your shoulders.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 6/14/2012 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, my friend !!
  1. Date: 6/9/2012 9:22:00 AM
    good inspiration,great write Debra

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 10:21:00 AM
    A lovely picture you have painted, though I disagree that sunrises are numbered at birth.

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:12:00 PM
    masterfully scribed with a quill that glides, debra... wonderful!.:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Good and faithful servant, you have written very well. The essence of a flower standing lone within the dell. The air you breath is filled with grace. Your scented words bestill the human race.

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 6:16:00 PM
    So lovely Debra, I guess in the eons of time we are but trasitory shadows on this earth anyway. YOur imagery is impeccable and the last stanza is particularly impressive.

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:36:00 PM
    mountians crumble, and rocks they tumble, and hill are hard to climb. but by water or air they soon won't be there. they'll all be a victim of time.

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Liked the last line of this poem a lot. Thanks for yout kind words. Peace and Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 2:13:00 PM
    This is like a Psalm of David! Great images and introspection on life! A wonderful write! :) Gwendolen

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/27/2012 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My inspiration was some verses in Psalms...though the Psalms were much more beautiful !!
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Deb, wow, love it..David

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Outstanding write,Debra! You have a very special touch with words:) Hugs,Arild