Friday, August 9, 2019

Ad Infinitum

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Ad Infinitum

“Take love, multiply it by infinity, take it to the depth
of forever--that’s only a glimpse of what I feel
for you .”--Meet Joe Black.

Sad that nothing lasts, nothing touches forever,
no empire, idea, religion, machine,
not man’s most profound sacred endeavor;
whatever the hell that is--fast buck, long green,
created by a genius or a fiend.

Cave paintings are fading, sacred stones turn
to crumbled dust, even Congress adjourns.
Only Love has the ability to grasp eternal
sparks, can always be relit, and will burn,
blossoming with children, who are so vernal.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub OLN


Truedessa said...


The second verse touched me deeply. It saddens me to think of cave paintings fading. The ancestors left us messages, who will protect sacred stones. (sigh) Love is the eternal key but, some haven't mastered the art of 'true" love.

Jade Li said...

Wonderful graphic, Glenn. I really hope there is a place beyond life where love can unite, reunite, and swirl for infinity. I don't want to lose any love I've given or received.

Brendan said...

Even Congress adjourns -- perfect! The productions of time mean nothing but for the reproductions of love. The rhyme in the first stanza is devilishly good.

Frank Hubeny said...

Good observation: "Only Love has the ability to grasp eternal"

grapeling said...

finely penned, Glenn ~

Grace said...

Thanks for the reminder on the power of love. Also love that quote.

robkistner said...

Glenn, a contemplation on love. Who are you becoming brother — but I enjoy your positive insights, very much, well written dude! :-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I like the colloquial tone and excellent rhyming.