As an epic novel filled with chapters penned in ink
some strong and stirring, some weak and weeping
begging the reader to turn the page and to think
engrossed, lost in waves of pain and joy, heart leaping
going back at times to re-read tales from the brink
desperate to see how it ends so much there is no sleeping.
An epic novel of words scrawled on once empty page
written in the tears and laughing shed in living life
mistakes made begging change or wisdom as of sage
sharing gains and losses, recounting happiness and strife
wanting some chapters to never end, to last another age
for the closing of certain doors cuts like jagged knife.
An epic novel of chapters written and others yet to write
recording the footsteps of destiny as it interacts with fate
blank pages yet unwritten bring glaring fears to light
but offer hope that what may come will be worth the wait
praying that the author though he guides me as he might
will some bring peace to this ending as the sadness won’t abate.
Karen Quinn 2013