Such a Short Time

Such a short time
To cradle new life —
A glimpse of tomorrow
Then, today speeds on by.
The new soul leaps free,
In one bounding surge —
The old still afire
With wondering fear.
Such a short time
To have and to hold —
A new life to bless
To set free the new soul.
With pinions spread wide
Embraces coming days —
With curiosity and courage
And gifts to be shared.
Such a short time
To love and let be –
Such a short time
Shared between you and me.