This year has almost come and gone
and with it more time has passed on by
Time that is measured
in days and weeks and months
and not by hours.
Hours are for the very young
when time passes so slow
and any given day seems twice as long
as when you are old
and time is running out.
Looking back over the year
with so many good things
meeting and making new friends
going on long hikes and communing with Nature
spending time outdoors and in the sun.
Tending to the ponds and the garden
living close to nature even with her downside
of who lives and who dies
as she is not selective
in balancing the numbers.
What will the New Year bring
who knows as none can tell the future
but unless there is a world catastrophe
and man in all of his foolishness blows it up
things will go on pretty much the same from day to day.
This is not a bad world although
some people would like to make it so
but the majority are sane and caring
and want life for their sons and daughters
and the world will go on.
Measuring time in days and weeks and months
and not in hours.