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And Then It Was Winter

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And Then It Was Winter

And Then It Was Winter

Time has a way of moving
So quickly that you’re caught unaware
The future seems far in the future
Then all at once it’s right there
It seems like only yesterday
I was among the young
Just married with a young child
Our lives had just begun
Yet now it seems eons ago
The years just came and went
I glimpse of how it used to be
How my hopes and dreams were spent
But here it is – it’s winter
The winter of my life
Somehow it got here way too fast
My memories are rife
I remember seeing old folks
Thinking that was years away
I didn’t have to think of it
That is until today
So here it is – my winter
And I can see the change
I’m older and I’m slower
And the young now seem so strange
I find taking a shower
Is a target for the day
A nap is not a treat I take
It’s my mandatory way
I advance into this season
Unprepared for aches and pains
The loss of strength and memory
A walker and some canes
Regrets? Sure there are things I’ve done
And things I didn’t do
But I’ve lived a happy lifetime
Regrets?  There are so few
If you’re not yet in your winter
Please do take some advice
It’ll be here quicker than you think
Time does not suffice
Whatever you’d like to accomplish
In your life time – do it now
Don’t put it off till later
For laters pass somehow
And you haven’t got a promice
That you’ll live to see all seasons
Life sometimes is fleeting
Comes and goes without the reasons
Live for today – say all the things
You want loved ones now to hear
Tell them to live their life in full
For their winter may be near

My spring was fun and full of life
My summer days were thinner
My fall was fat and happy
And then it was my winter

March 2013

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:46:00 PM
    wow! you've nailed this one and have so many wonderful examples. i can totally relate to much of what you've written here (not quite ready for the walker and canes, though!) and love your advice at the end.

    dailey Avatar mike dailey
    Date: 3/19/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It has been awhile since I posted a poem - sure am glad you still dropped by to read them. I too am not ready for the walker or canes but winter is fast approaching.