Let things remain

Let things remain

Let things remain as they are
           is a vain hope since change
is of the essence as is time
           and the seasons of life
through which we move
           as long as there is breath
what I know I cannot unknow
           but I can add to my stock
of knowledge and refine
           my questions as I go
I have outgrown
           the old catechisms
in which I as schooled
           just as one step follows another
in this restless world
           in which all things change

Creation is change
           is newness by increments
in fits and starts
           And though beauty lasts
it evolves into greater depth
           enriched by age and experience
as does love that is firm
           and true

John Lyons

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