Looking Back On Life

The older you get, it comes more often
You realize you’re not as strong
Not as limber as you used to be
And you start wondering how much life is left

You spend more time looking back
Remembering good times and bad
People you influenced and who influenced you
People you loved and people you hated

Your triumphs, your failures
People who hurt you and people you hurt
Losses you’ve suffered… the good that you’ve done
Trips you have taken, places you’ve been

You read about people your age that die
It bothers you but yet you know
There is longevity in your family
Your Mom lived 88 years, 91 for your Dad

You know you’ve had a good life
Death doesn’t scare you
But you worry about your family
How they will deal with losing you

Your worry is pointless because you know
You have many more years of life
So don’t fear the reaper, go rest your head
Whatever will be will be

Que Sera Sera

©Walt Page 2018

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16 thoughts on “Looking Back On Life

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  1. I can appreciate retrospection.
    I’m kind of counting on you being here a long time on Word Press Walt.
    We need you here.
    Have a great day.
    You deserve it. We all deserve it. 🙂

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  2. Wow Walt, what an incredible post you have here! I love your recollections and your thought-process. None of us know how long we have in this world, the best we can do is be a good person and prepare ourselves for what comes after.

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