Time Edges On

Time edges on

I cannot dread

The victories won

By other faithful ones instead


Thy truth so deeply granted

And liberty unknown

Squandered all I did

This fate I hold alone


Dim essence of restoration

Burst of unaided light

Still calls and pulls

Within this hideous night


But what of my gain

Its reckless freedom drove

My heart into the open streets

This soul completely froze


Adventure and caution

Two weights I walk with now

Naive trust in Man gone

My hands grip hard the plow


Future, challenge

Evil stands unabashed

Countenance, fortitude

Immortality must in this life last


Cleansing, renewal

The skeptic’s dream inside

Time edges on

I no longer need the lie


Copyright ©2000 Andrew Jack Rhodes


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