A Time to Go by John Filsinger
Writings of John Filsinger 1993
A Time to Go
While drifting down the widened tide
One Susquehanna spring,
We witnessed an exceptional
Display of venturing.
A Lilliputian chipmunk
Had launched into the stream
To try to swim that massive flood
As though to chase a dream—
To know firsthand what might be there
Across that far expanse
That he had not experienced
In former circumstance.
He seemed so insignificant
In face of that great sea
But strove, unflinching, straight ahead
With strict persistency.
What prompted such capriciousness?
To leave familiar place,
And set his sights so far away
At such frenetic pace?
Our craft succumbed to downward wash,
With him still struggling,
And we shall never know for sure
If he survived that spring.
But we shall not forget that gleam
Quite settled in his eyes
That focused on that distant shore
With will to go and try. A RARE autographed edition of one of John's best book works JOHN FILSINGER In Quest of Truth and Beauty Not affiliated with