Poem: How Do Things Just Slip Away?
...A sad poem of passing time...
How Do Things Just Slip Away?
How do things just slip away?
In a flash, it all has flown.
What was known just yesterday
-I find, today- is gone.
Looking back on all the years,
those times, again, I long to hold.
Time has passed - my children grown-
and, suddenly, I am old!
Now I need to find new roads,
search out new goals to keep in sight.
Discover things to interest me…
however trivial or trite!
Playing ‘catch-up’ in my life-
while seeking joy and happiness-
is often hard and full of strife.
Sometimes exciting, nonetheless!
I look for beauty in each day.
The blanks I’ve missed, I try to fill.
The music, lost along the way,
I’m trying to make real.
Songs, unsung- books, unread
and friends to share in these, I’ve found!
Still, this way is somewhat strange…
this road on which I’m bound!
Things do change, time slips away.
…And in a blink, I find I’m old…
Time weighs heavy on my heart.
And trite and trivial are my goals.
Oldest to youngest
Dan, Brian, Zach and Alli (1995)
Chris, June (mom) with Tina, Charles(Dad) with Tammy