“Remember”

Each Friday I post a poem, until I run out.

Forget me not, dear friends, forget me not;
Let the sweet fellowship, high joy we shared
Not be mere flickering light or passing smiles,
But let the glory linger further on—
‘Till we cry “Farther up and further in!”
And gladly meet before our Master’s feet—
Within your hearts and lasting memories.
But if our mortal memory may fail,
Our fallen heart or human flesh give way,
Yet will I trust: My Lord remembers me,
The One who called us few together then,
And he will neither slumber nor forget.

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, when I was thinking about what to post today. In this poem I tried to combine my various thoughts, from various sources, about memories, legacy, and eternity; it’s hard for me to say how successful I am, or how penetrable the various attempted allusions are, since I’m so close to the work.

As always I welcome your comments, critique, suggestions, or any other feedback on this poem or any other part of my work. You can also read other poems I’ve written on my blog.

This poem is also posted on my wiki.

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