like eating, like drinking
like dreaming, like thinking
like greeting, like blinking
we do it
like loving, like hating
like giving, like taking
like sleeping, like waking
we do it
like hugging, like kissing
like seeing, like missing
like weeping, like wishing
we do it
like fussing, like feeling
like standing, like kneeling
like hurting, like healing
we do it
like praying, like asking
like graying, like grasping
like fading, like gasping 
we do it
till grim things start creeping
till life begins seeping
till scythes come a-reaping

Susan Jarvis Bryant

If you have any comments on this poem,  Susan Jarvis Bryant  would be pleased to hear from you.