Why Did Then Became Now?

I remember when

Then
Were the times
So simple and free
All we had to do was
Hang out and dream
Talk about the future
What we'd become
Livin' each day
Was a whole lot of fun

Then time moved on
The days turned to years
Then became now

The years all gone

As you age something happens deep inside. The years gone by, the years we lived through both good and bad start to be refereed to as the good ole days. As we fondly gaze back we remember all the times we wished we could grasp and never let go of but time is relentless. it moves forward and leaves the past behind.

The good times and bad fall into the past and the here and now is what we have. The future is what we plan for and look forward to.

Was you life better then or now?

  • Then
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I remember when

But sadly time is fleeting
It moves in a line
From beginning to end
From then to now

From then to now

Enjoy all the now's
Because they become then's
Soon you'll find yourself
Saying I remember when

As winter turns to spring and spring to summer and summer to fall so it is with our lives.
As winter turns to spring and spring to summer and summer to fall so it is with our lives. | Source

Life in the here and now

The days fly by into the now, the waning years of our lives we seek to slow down but which seem to fly by with ever increasing speed. Still many of us use now to reflect back on then, the glory days, trying to bring of then into the now. Some call this a mid life crisis bu truly it is all just a deep inner desire to never let go of then.

These are the years we may seek to regain our youth or take in a whole new direction. Whatever the course of action taken now is the time to enjoy and now is the time to share whatever amount now you have left.

Whatever is it s

Then there is now

Now
is a life filled with
Worries and fears
Bills, debt and payments
Grey hairs, a few tears
It;s hard to remember
My old care free life
Memories faded
With movements of time

What happened to then
I wish it were now

© 2012 T.B Whitt

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is a very true poem that was beautiful written.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Yeah totally agree.. Once upon a time, the world was fresh and new..all we could think is eat and play. we cry when we skinned our knees..but now, all we could think of is bills to pay, and we cry because we got our heart broken :)


Janhorner 4 years ago

My son made a comment which reflects your poem a few days ago. I said I wish I could turn the clock back for awhile and you were 8 years old; Ryan is now 27 with two children Alfie 4 and Jack 2. He said, so do I life is so full of demands and stress.

Everything now is far more stressful for young families. Lack of money is normally the cause of worry and not being able to pay those bills.

I was so lucky to have my youth in the 60's and 70's great times.

Lovely poem 'then and now' just love it!

Wanted to vote up and click the awesome button but not here - sorry.

Jan


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

So relatable and, sadly, very true. Those carefree times we all took forgranted because we just didn't know any better. Whats the saying? "Youth is wasted on the young". So true.

Well written write.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area Author

I wrote this poem as a reflection of a Supertramp song. I don't remember the words but some of them went "When I was young, seemed life was so wonderful, so magical, a miracle...." The words of the poem just seemed to flow


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

I believe I know the song you are referring to .... The Logical Song, if I'm not mistaken.

Wow - that brings back memories too.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area Author

Yes, that's the song.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area Author

I have often thought about what it would be like to go back and revisit ild friends.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area Author

Thank you for your wonderful comments.

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