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The seasons of my life

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The seasons of my life

In the spring of my youth I was fleet of foot
Would run for miles just for the sheer joy of it

Late in spring the love of my life agreed to become my wife  
Work and family slow me just a bit in the summer of my life,

Towards the fall of this life the fleetness began to wane
My gait began to slow a bit; this was not so difficult to explain

I had run too fast, ran too far, worked too hard and worked too long
A body that once knew no bounds was no longer young or strong

The winter of my life has arrived as a fierce storm that has left me chilling
My mind says to fight the fight but my body simply is no longer willing

Now the armchair beckons so much more than it ever has before
But now with some effort and my cane I can still hobble out the door

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Donald; Thanks for reading my poem. I want to tell you that this is a beautiful poem that you have written. I do believe that we are like the Seasons. I have a poem here ( The Seasons Of Life ) please check it out. Many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 2:19:00 AM
    i find, as a poet, imperfections, but i cannot say they detract from the mention, sofar, of you, as determinable proof that the mind of a human is a miracle, aloof.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 10:26:00 PM
    This is a very touching and well written poem and because we all get old, its somrthing we can all relate to. Thank you for comenting on my poem Dear Daughter. :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 4:37:00 PM
    I love the evolution of this poem and the touch of humor at the end. Nice write.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 9:23:00 PM
    I love this poem, It compares ones lifespan to something so beautiful as our seasons. Aging gracefully is a rare trait. once again I love it, and I am honored to read it.

    Bennett Avatar Donald J Bennett
    Date: 9/28/2012 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words.
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 8:09:00 PM
    I really liked this one,Donald.Or is it Don? It read alot like my life.I really liked the armchair beckons part..Ha,ha.I'm not quite to the cane part...But I know that will be comming soon enough.Nice 1 Ya brought me a sad :o)

    Bennett Avatar Donald J Bennett
    Date: 9/28/2012 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I go by Donald or Don or DJ. Whatever gets me called to the dinner table. Thank you for your kind words.
  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Each season has its charm .... but I appreciate the summer at the top of my wish list. Very well written poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:36:00 AM
    Indeed life is a season..nice write..hugs,Watisungla