I think back about my life
that spans four score years and one
remembering days of long ago
when things were different and oh so slow.
Time is not measured by a clock
in hours and minutes as we know
that time in life is a different time
sometimes fast and sometimes slow.
When I was young all those years ago
time was passing ever so slow
and I could pack much in a day
and life just seemed an endless play.
Now that my race is almost run
even though life is still much fun
days that used to be so long
pass by so fast just like a song.
When I get up to start the day
not knowing what I will do to play
maybe a hike or write a blog
or out in the yard to work like a dog.
Whatever it is I will have fun
knowing my race is almost run
no more worries and no more cares
just live the life and see what fairs.
Of one thing I can be sure
life is not a revolving door
I only get one chance to shine
to make the most of my allotted time.
When my time is up I will be sad
there is so much living left to add
to the years spent on this earth
when each day brings a miracle of birth.
And Nature brings forth and shines
new growth new life each welcoming times
making a brand new cheerful day
for those that remain behind to play.
Life is an ever changing thing
in this magnificent universe
to get share whatever the strife
is worth the time we span our life.