Until We Die

Until We Die


Poem written for Jeannie Elliff just before her death on 7/20/15


Jim Elliff

We don’t know how to live
until we die–
die to trust in living
as that which
keeps a life,
die to fear of dying
as that which
ends a life.

And if we die to living,
And live by dying,
We live the truest life
by Him whose
life we’re given,

Who came as life
And lived to die
And rose to life
For those who die
To have his life
As all their life

So that in death
They will not die

But always live.

Copyright Jim Elliff 2015