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A Metaphor of Life

A Metaphor of Life

By Elton Camp (Elton4562@Yahoo.com)

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” - New King James Version

Human life is rightly compared to a mist
It’s for only a brief time that we exist

Droplets of moisture the fog create
An insubstantial and unsteady state

It’s dispersal many factors can bring about
Few will notice or care, there’s little doubt

From where the vapor came we don’t know
And as to where it went, the very same is so

So it has been on earth since Abel died
Both righteous and wicked are cast aside

From dust they came and to dust return
Everlasting life not one of them can earn

But of resurrection, a great deal is said
The just and unjust will arise from the dead

The Christ an ignominious fate did face
The ransom price paid for the human race

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Elton very true words, have a happy and peaceful New year...David