As we age, we slow down We take the time to enjoy life To enjoy love We know our time is coming We are not afraid For we are too old to die young We cling to those we love We forgive those who hurt us We thank those who needed to be thanked We... Continue Reading →
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
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 →
New Year's Eve is here The end of another year Not a real good year for me At seventy three My New Years are fewer now Need a happy one for me! ©Walt Page 2017
I didn't write this and I can't find who the author is. It was sent to me by a friend and since yesterday was the Autumn Equinox and winter is not far behind, I thought you all might enjoy reading it. You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing... Continue Reading →
Time is all we have they say Time to live, to love To laugh, to play Don't ever let time slip away Enjoy the time you have today And don't let anything take it away Hold your loved ones close each day For only time can take them away Only time can bring us together... Continue Reading →