In an instant

by joetwo

Within an instant

All was lost

Nine months in the womb

Eighteen years of nurturing

Twelve years of schooling

Lost, wasted in an instant


Within mere seconds

It was all gone

So many memories

Years of experience

A unique viewpoint on life

Lost from the world, forever


How sacred is it really

That which can be lost so readily?

Unprotected unpreserved  by fate

I think not much

Sacred only in the memory

That faint glimmer of love, caring, in those left behind