Strangers to Life’s Inevitable Suddenness

You forget the golden sunrise, letting
the shifting sands of time, slip
through your fingers, like
life falls off the bones
of subtle lonely strangers

Knowing nothing of the waiting
shadows linger deep
just out of reach of tomorrow, where
hearts ready in quiet desperation
haunt us, then let us go

And then, just before surrender
to what beckons
you rewind, and
in your own unique suddenness
the inevitable happens

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website:  Visual Advantage Photography website: Flickr Photo Page here: Contact Don Iannone by email:

9 thoughts on “Strangers to Life’s Inevitable Suddenness”

  1. beautiful as always. I was pulling for the Indians, too, even though I’m a National League Cardinal fan. 🙂
    (By the way, the book will be sent tomorrow – sorry it’s been so long.)

  2. Nicely haunting.

    And agreed with Floots about the Dylan Thomas poem. When I was quite small and it was an older brother’s turn to put me to bed, he would read Dylan Thomas to me.

  3. Floots: Thanks. Yes, one of my Dylan Thomas’ favorites as well. No tragedy here, except the Cleveland Indians lost in the American Leagure Championship.

  4. so quiet and so powerful
    the dylan thomas has been a favourite for years
    i hope that the pairing does not imply a tragedy in your life
    if so you have my sympathy
    thanks don

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