Gates of Life

The birth gate to day is the sunrise;
The birth gate to night is sunset.
The birth gate to waking is slumber
When cares of the day we forget.

Birth and Death are two sides of each gate
On this pathway of life we find.
From the darkness we come to know light
Originates from Divine Mind.

You see, there's no need to be fearful
Of gates that swing in and swing out.
As life has no end or beginning,
Forever it flows round about!

The death gate from night is the sunrise;
The death gate from day is sunset.
The death gate from slumber is waking
To Eternal Life's pirouette!

--Doreen (Adams) Ellis


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