A Poem….

THE WAY IT IS

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.


– William Stafford

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2 thoughts on “A Poem….

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  1. hmmm … in my opinion, answer would be no – the thread stafford is talking about does not hold you back … its what prevents you from getting lost … i believe that is ‘the way it is’ 🙂

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