Dear Life, Thank you!

For without reality
Where would I be?
One would hope
More than I see.
Change the past
Ignore the present
Forget the parents
Or being peasants…
For wanting more
Loses who we are
Where we’re going
Or even how far.
Or what was innocent
Or even dumb
What we felt
Or being numb…
And we learn
Just a little too late
Beyond missed hugs
Or present dates…
And we wake up
As others sleep
Like the lion
Consuming sheep…
And all the fails
Becomes victory’s win
And when we go to tell
Their gone by then…
But I was young
And you were old
And the middle came late
Before the story unfold.

Remember When

Heavy now
The head sways
But thoughts escape
Like sinner’s ways
And laughter
Like years before
And the lyrics
Melting the core
And I was
Just like then
On a walk
I can’t remember when

Oh…

Oh Comfort…

When did you become so bad?

Oh Thrill…

When did you become something to fear?

Oh Youth…

Why did I resent you so?

Oh Age…

Where did my moments go?

Oh Memory…

How did you get so close?

Oh Time…

Thank you for one more chance.

Oh Brain…

Don’t you fail me yet.

Oh Heart…

Let this be our last regret.

Dear Life

  Dear Life,
I remember living so many years ago-

And life was simple then.

Sunny days were spent outside,

And fun was what it should have been.

Winter storms were a blast when over-

Because forts and snowballs were fun.

And when Mom called us all inside,

We were sad the day was done.

I remember caring about the little things,

And noticing when they were new.

But lately I think I forgot to live

And I think you know that too.

The phones, TVs and various computers-

Have all my time spent.

The walls and cubicles have sucked the life-

That once was Heaven sent.

The schedules and plans take all the minutes

I used to plan with you.

My kids don’t seem to know real life

Because time is taken too.

So I went on a drive to take a walk-

That killed my legs and back.

And while I almost didn’t make it-

The effort was worth the path.

Rocky inclines and spots of snow

Challenged my strength indeed.

St. Mary’s Alice has also changed-

And lost its glacier need.

But when I reached the new end made

Life was in front of me.

So a change of pace changed my life-

And helped my eyes to see.

The walk was what I needed-

And I have a question too…

Dear Life are you looking for me?

Or am I re-finding you?

JusTee

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