There was a time When life was simpler... slower When kids were safe in school When a U.S. President didn't call people names on Twitter When there were no cell phones When politicians cared about people When cashiers could actually make change When immigrants entered this country legally When there was not so much hatred... Continue Reading →
My wife Susan had to work yesterday on my 74th birthday, so it was just me, our 9 rescue dogs and our horses, Teaka and Flash. It was a good day and I didn't have time to feel alone because I kept busy writing and thanking all of the friends that have been wishing me... Continue Reading →
A lovely poem from my friend Michael. Please visit his blog at afterwards.blog. He’s a man of many talents!
As time draws near and daylight fades and night knocks on my door
To take my hand and lead away to far and distant shore
I know that I shall want one more, and beg that I may stay
to spend with you from waking hours until the end of day
To see you smile and hear your voice and watch you as you sleep
and laugh and love and cry and drink of all you are quite deep
and so to sunset one last time I hold you in my arms
and lovers promises I make and swear I’ll never harm
And in those moments faces lined and eyes still burning bright
I kiss your lips and say farewell and head into the night
without regret without remorse and love without relent
and thank you for your years and love and faith and life well spent
Sometimes I feel like fading away Back to the days when I would play The days when music was all that mattered Before the world we knew was shattered When I was young and had no pain And all the pretty girls knew my name Playing drums and singing songs Those are the days where... Continue Reading →
A wonderful poem on aging by Chris Black. Please comment on the original post. ☺
As if rinsing the darkness from his hair
Old age appeared to freeze his body
What once was a curly mop top, now scarce
A marathon runner, now learns of walking aids
Engaging you in conversation, he says age is but a number
Appears mine is nearly up?
My hair may be greying, I’ll not allow the grey matter
Follow down that path
Yes I have lots to grumble about, but what is the sense in that?
Energise your mind and body, not search out excuses
Nothing can stop you from growing old
So be brash, be bold
You may have lost your youthful looks
Live the gifts that you have been given
The path you trod is now winding
But think, did you always walk the straight and narrow?
Live for today, celebrate tomorrow.
(c) Chris Black. February 2018.
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... Continue Reading →
As writers, we all use words as building blocks Put together in sentences Paragraphs Chapters My writing is more than just words The words come from my heart The writing comes from love So much more than just words When I hear the sounds of the night The wind through the trees The laughter of... Continue Reading →
Dancing In the dark Memories of days gone by Back when I was young Then age came calling But the memories remain And the beat goes on ©Walt Page 2018
I was taught at an early age To live a life of kindness Compassion... Caring... A life of value and worth I'm a Preacher's kid Brought up in the church My Dad was a writer of God's words The best speaker I have ever heard I learned my prayer before bed: Now I lay me... Continue Reading →