Beyond Always


I have always treasured life, no matter how difficult it became.
I knew life was not just physical, and that carried me, with no need of fame.
In this state of mind, you understand where it’s all going,
And with fame or without it, you’re grounded solid and not just blowing

In the winds that can toss you far off course, with no direction
And no allowance for re-balance or some semblance of correction.
I feel this life is where we build the spiritual substance of our soul
To follow us beyond the grave, and make us whom we were planned of old.

Lucile I. Burke
November 13, 1998