Sign of the Times ( a lyrical presentation of the times)

sign of the times...
sign of the times...


When the cost of living, exceeds its means, not enough to make the day,

Medicine becomes a business proposition, all over charged in every way.

When landlords refuse to repair your home, unless going up on your rent,

It's time to all move out or just hit the woods, refusing to pay another cent.


It's a sign of the times, a sign of the times my friend...


When dark clouds loom on the horizon...
When dark clouds loom on the horizon...


When almost everything that you do, seems to leave you feeling so blue,

Sometimes it's hard just to get out of bed, to do your chores, if just a few.

It's hard to see through darkest gloom, seems so much that you're doomed,

As bills over your head all to loom. seems your trapped, there's no room,


It's just a sign of the times,a sign of the times my friend...


Don't forget to smell the roses...
Don't forget to smell the roses...



My Grandpa told me this the other day, the things now are no different in any way,

Back when he was just a kid, seems everything he did, he always needed to pray.

World war I had just taken place, then it was the Great Depression all had to face,

His own father, a pastor back then, guided him well, granted him life, full 0f grace.


It was a sign of the times, just a sign of the times my friend.




sign of the times...
sign of the times...


I watched my own dad struggle when just a lad, he pulled himself up by his straps,

His life was no daisy, almost drove him crazy, an easy life not dropped in our laps.

He got up off the ground, a better life he found, just made the best of what he had,

This was to be my own inspiration, I felt an obligation, to smile and not be so sad.


It was a sign of the times, just a sign of the times, my friend.

We're made of tougher stuff, the way it was meant to be...
We're made of tougher stuff, the way it was meant to be...


We must take the time to smell the roses, the best medicine in all its doses,

No matter challenges big or bad, around us, all are sad, or what this life poses,

Just look for the goodness in life, despite all of the strife, or what we may see,

When we fall down we get back up, made of tougher stuff, we're meant to be.


Its just a sign of the times, a sign of the times, my friend.



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We all have great strength inside us...
We all have great strength inside us...

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Ericdierker 5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

This made me get goosebumps. So well said. My wife and I have had topsy turvy year with good and bad. We laughed last night that we tend to disagree more in the good times. As I treasure love above all else, maybe I should pray for tough times.


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Eric I don't know many who have not had such a time in the past years. We are made of tougher stuff by every rough time we endure. We all must hold on and make the best of things my friend. Blessings. whonu


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

This piece brought to mind the fact that whatever may be the case, we all have that survival mode, and we do what we need to do at any given time to stay afloat. My ancestors on my mother's side immigrated from Germany, on my father's side were American Indians. They all had bad times, but they prevailed and made the best of the situation. This was a thought provoking piece. Loved it!


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so very much my friend always and blessings. whonu


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aviannovice 5 months ago from Stillwater, OK

It is so true that life is exactly what we make of it. We must also take a little time for ourselves to recharge, too. Great work.


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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bravewarrior 4 months ago from Central Florida

Bravo, whonu! Word of wisdom to live by and pass on, as have our ancestors. Perfect reminder in this imperfect world.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

hanks bravewarrior and blessings on this warm Summer day. whonu

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