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Why Did Then Became Now?: A Poem of Retrospection

Updated on April 30, 2020
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Tim is a freelance writer, poet, artist and storyteller. He always tries to find and include lessons for everyone in his writing.

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I remember when

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?

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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 as much 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

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 Timothy Whitt


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