Other Than This…

Our great,
Personal,
Singular life journey

For all of us,

Will end.

At that point
Of reckoning,
What will I honor?

What will I look back upon
With a sense
Of having truly
Lived my life?

What will have defined
The reason for my breathing
And being?

This is my testament…

That

No earthly treasure
Nor physical pleasure
Will have retained importance.

Neither status
Nor grandeur,
Will be worthy of remembering.

At the end of my journey,
At my day of reckoning,

Nothing else will matter,
Other than this…

That I accepted the redemption
Of the risen King,

And that I had the honor,
And chance fortune…

Of loving you.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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55 thoughts on “Other Than This…

  1. This too is my dream. Wow what a testament.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy…that’s all the really matters. Isn’t it!

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  2. Beautiful so glorious! Loved the excellent use of language and the existential nature of the work!

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    1. Thank you Tanya!!! I’m so glad that you liked it!

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      1. I absolutely did the the depth and theme!

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      2. So many thanks. I hope you’re having a glorious Saturday evening!

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      3. Well not really it’s fine but some days are just like that, but surviving!

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      4. Yes…that’s what we need to do…

        Survive!!

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      5. Even if we have no quality we still possess the quality of surviving and self preservation, that’s a natural human trait!

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      6. Yes, my friend. Yes. Precisely right.

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  3. When I leave here my greatest achievement would have been to love me above all because it is impossible to love others and empathize with them without first having done it with yourself. Así es y así será..

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    1. I so agree Mamen. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Jamie…it’s exactly what I believe. So easy to write.

      Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday evening!

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      1. You are welcome !

        What more could we all ask for.. It seems like the ones with the most meaning do come easy to us.

        Hope you are having a great Saturday evening as well !!

        😊😊 !!

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      2. You make me smile my friend…and I agree with you. The words that mean the most, they come so easily and freely.

        My Saturday night is going well, and I wish the same for you…and a melting snow as well!!!

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      3. So glad you’re smiling and your evening is going well !!

        And thank you !!

        Yes ! The snow is melting pretty quick. 😊

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      4. Wonderful…

        I wish you a warm evening…

        And the wish that in the morning, all the snow will be gone…

        To the degree that you desire…

        As I know, your camera desires contrast and content, and maybe needs the snow.

        I’m just sayin’

        🙂

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      5. Thanks so much !! 😊

        Yes! Can’t wait to test out the new camera here in a couple weeks! And see what quality images it produces.

        The snow does add a little extra contrast .. So I really don’t mind it . although I prefer the the fresh snow drapping everything. Lol. ! But I’ll take whatever I can get 😄

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      6. Yes…and isn’t that true for life? We need to take whatever we get from life.

        I’m just sayin”.

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      7. Yes ! That’s exactly what I was thinking !
        There’s greatness all around us. we just have to look around.. And sometimes I have to remind myself of this..

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  4. there are somethings we cannot compromise on, our faith is surely one of them and our beliefs in something we cannot see but know with all our heart is true. this reads like a prayer, very reverent of the life given to you, so happy to read this on my beautiful Sunday morning. thank you Bill, hope your day has been a lovely one too.

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    1. Your words so perfectly reflect my feelings Gina. Thank you so much for your heartfelt candor.

      Made my night.

      So appreciated.

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      1. my pleasure Bill, your poetry takes on new dimensions every time and I do so appreciate the way you use sincere and simple words to reach a deeper emotional struggle.

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      2. So glad Gina…and so many thanks for your support.

        🙂

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      3. always, writing is not a solitary pursuit, we must share and acknowledge each other to grow and be brave with our words, you do much of the same for me.

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      4. So many thanks my friend. I wish for you a blessed and meaningful Sunday. I’m not far behind you.

        🙂

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    1. Yes… Gianna, honor and truth.

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  5. These are the things that matter most. In our youth we may not know it, but as time passes we learn this.

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    1. Yes Lorraine… I absolutely agree!!

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      1. You also find out what really matrers when you have cancer and near,y die, and everything of lufe is stripped from you. THEN you know what truly matters as well. X

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      2. I can’t even begin to imagine the struggles you’ve faced Lorraine, but know you have my greatest admiration and respect!!

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      3. Thankyou so much Bill. Those words mean a great deal to me. You have boosted me so much.

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      4. So glad…have a wonderful day Lorraine!

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      5. You too Nill. We are going out to a beautiful spot in the wilds where we listen to the rooks and the sunset

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  6. When I get to the end of my life I will look back and be grateful that I shared a great love and will look forward knowing I will get to see him again.

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    1. Yes Lisa.. that’s the good stuff!

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  7. This touched my heart, Bill. Very, very beautiful message in this.

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    1. So glad you liked it Brandi. Just my thoughts on what is really important in life.

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      1. They were very beautiful thoughts, my friend. 🙂

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      2. Thank you…means a lot!!

        🙂

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      3. You’re very welcome!

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  8. I absolutely love this!

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  9. “Of loving you”! Beautiful revelation! Well done, Bill 🙂

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    1. Thank you Elitsa!!! So glad that it was meaningful to you!!!

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